This web site provides an introduction to the 20th century British artist, Ithell Colquhoun. Here you will find information about her life and work.
All written material on this site is copyright © Richard Shillitoe 2006-12. All rights reserved.
Colquhoun was married, briefly, to Toni del Renzio in the early 1940s. In old age he was interviewed as part of the National Life Stories Collections: Artist's Lives project. The tapes were deposited with the British Library and, at my request, have just been digitised.
To listen to his memories of Colquhoun, you will need to visit the British Library at St Pancras or the Northern branch at Boston Spa and locate a Soundserver terminal. Select the Audio Catalogue option and enter ‘F11121’ into the search box. This will then call up a couple of entries. The first one is titled ‘F11121-F11125’. Click the blue box next to it marked ‘Details’. In the listing that appears, the tape that concerns Colquhoun is part 21.
There is little that is new, but at least you will learn how to pronounce her name correctly, something that most people get wrong.
Ithell Colquhoun: Magician Born of Nature (revised edition) by Richard Shillitoe, January 2010. A greatly expanded, corrected, updated edition with additional illustrations
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