Fry, Anthony. (28 of 32). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    Fry, Anthony (speaker, male)

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    Courtney, Cathy (speaker, female)

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    Part 28. [15 Nov. 2000] Anthony Fry [AF] describes EU’s illness, his home, his personality, his career as a teacher at the Slade and his relationships; recounts anecdote about a student visiting his studio and making a salad; describes his studio; comments on colour in EU’s work; influenced by CA in his later works. Remarks on EU’s family. Affect of EU’s death on AF. Remarks on EU and WD’s friendship. Comments on the Wakefield City Art Gallery at the Euston Road school in 1948; AF had painting of skull in the show. AF describes painting a window at Southwark Cathedral; difficulties with the project; AF ultimately resigned from the project. Describes time in U.S. on his Harkness Fellowship; lived in Kent, Connecticut with oldest son and daughter; travelled to New York; comments on visit to Guggenheim Museum; AF difficulty working there; describes sculptures made there; recounts travels across U.S. including Washington, New Orleans, Texas, Arizona; brief story about being in New Mexico at a hotel with D.H. Lawrence paintings.

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