Drew, Jane. (3 of 9). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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    1995-05-20 to 1995-05-21

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    Interviewee's home.

  • Interviewees

    Drew, Jane, 1911- (speaker, female), Mitton, Oriana (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Garlake, Margaret (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 3: Jane Drew's [JD] friendships with artists and critics: Barabara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, Herbert Read, Eric Gregory (Peter Gregory), Jacob Kramer. Acquaintance with Georges Braque and Douglas Cooper. Discussion of characters of great men, including Le Corbusier. JD's friendship with Eduardo Paolozzi; connection with Independent Group artists; friendship with Dorothy Morland. Discussion of 'Rebuilding Britain' exhibition; JD's opinion of Kenneth Clark; her friednships with John Pope-Hennessy and Eric Gregory. JD's flat above Lund Humphries premises; meetings with Alfred Barr, W. Sandberg (Dutch museum curator [not named on the tape]), Karel Appel and COBRA group artists. Anecdote about Raymond Coxon and Henry Moore; exhibition by Coxon. JD's connection with ICA through Eric Gregory; her opinion of the ICA and Roland Penrose.

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