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First transmitted in 1984, Germaine Greer interviews pioneer abstract artist Paule Vézelay.

First transmitted in 1984, Germaine Greer interviews pioneer abstract artist Paule Vézelay.

British painter Vézelay was neglected and ignored by the British art establishment for most of her long life, but she can claim to be Britain's first abstract artist. She was born Margery Watson-Williams in Bristol in 1892, and changed her name when she went to live and work in Paris in 1926. Her studio was a street away from Picasso's, and she was part of the group of artists who contributed to the revolution in modern art of the 1920s.

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Wed 28 Dec 1988 15:50

BBC Four Abstract Art Collection

BBC Four Abstract Art Collection
Influential abstract artists discuss their work in this selection of archive programmes.

Abstract Art Collection

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Credits

Role Contributor
Participant Paule Vézelay
Interviewer Germaine Greer
Producer Louise Panton
Editor David Elliot

Broadcasts

  • Fri 27 Jul 1984 21:25
  • Wed 28 Dec 1988 15:50

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