Fry, Anthony. (29 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 29. Comments on living in America; moved to San Francisco, Marin county; came across Rothko for the first time; did some nude paintings there. Discussion of Anthony Fry’s [AF] paintings during this time; landscape and large scale works; show in New York at Durlacher Brothers Gallery; mentioned Leicester Gallery show. Comments on BH and the children returning to England; AF stayed on in New York for six months; had Pollock’s old studio on 42nd Street; remarks on knowing Lee Krasner (Pollock’s widow) who he rented the studio from. Describes returning to New York with John Sainsbury to collect his things from the studio; comments on paintings he did there; landscapes related to Marin county. Describes meeting Rothko, visiting his studio, social life in New York. AF recounts story of an affair he had while in New York. Describes moving to Los Angeles with SF with the children; they lived in Boris Karloff’s old house; Sabrina Fry [SF] working for Alistair Maclean; life there meeting Hollywood people; SF working on film ‘The Secret Life of Plants’. Comments on returning to England; teaching at Chelsea; remarks on Rothenstein at the Tate.

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