John Banting, recipient: John Humphrey Spender

Letter from John Banting to Humphrey Spender

[c.1930s–1940s]

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In this letter, written in pencil on a large sheet of sketching paper, John Banting writes that he has heard from 'Derek' [?Kahn] that Spender's work 'has become like mine'. Banting reflects on the positive and negative aspects of this, and proceeds to offer lengthy reflections and advice on subjects, materials and methods that Spender could employ in his own work, from 'Scribble a lot', to more elaborate strategies for executing murals.

Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
John Humphrey Spender 1910–2005
Date
[c.1930s–1940s]
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Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
John Humphrey Spender 1910–2005
Title
Letter from John Banting to Humphrey Spender
Date
[c.1930s–1940s]
Description
In this letter, written in pencil on a large sheet of sketching paper, John Banting writes that he has heard from 'Derek' [?Kahn] that Spender's work 'has become like mine'. Banting reflects on the positive and negative aspects of this, and proceeds to offer lengthy reflections and advice on subjects, materials and methods that Spender could employ in his own work, from 'Scribble a lot', to more elaborate strategies for executing murals.
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
This collection was presented to the Tate Archive by Humphrey Spender in 1997.
Reference
TGA 9717/1/28

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