Smith, Richard 3 of 24).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    2010-09-15, 2010-09-16, 2011-10-03, 2011-10-31, 2011-11-04, 2015-06-24

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's studio at Patchogue, Long Island, America; British Library, London; Richard Smith’s 2011 exhibition at Flowers, Cork Street gallery; Richard Smith’s 2011 exhibition at Flowers, Cork Street gallery

  • Interviewees

    Smith, Richard, 1931-2016 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 3: [20:02] Impact September 11 2001 cont. Earlier visits in World Trade Centre. Possible mosque that may be built near Ground Zero. [5:04] Reasons for leaving loft on West Broadway, NYC; sold share in co-op; had lived there since c 1984/6, 362 West Broadway. [7:55] Further details RS’s childhood household; décor; cooking; laundry. [16:02] DS’s life during RS’s childhood. RS would walk with CS on Sunday mornings; lunch at home. DS lived in same house for rest of her life, changes in it. [18:20] RS did National Service aged 18; then two years at home before moving to London. Childhood memory of mother cooking for cousin, Alfred [Alfred Hedefine], when he visited from America; cousin, a civil engineer, looked ‘American’; RS later saw him in New York [NYC].

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