Kettle’s Yard House & Gallery

Currently closed until 10 February 2018.

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Transcript

There was no extravagance going on of any kind. No, he wasn’t earning much and he was always giving money away. They weren’t really wanting the things that cost a lot of money, I don’t think. Jim was in that way like… evangelical is the proper word really, a sort of keen missionary. All his life, I think, he wanted people to get the pleasure and authenticity of things looking lovely, indoors as well as out of doors but my mother was terribly keen about nature and about things she saw in the country or at the seaside whereas Jim was more appreciative of things which artists had made very often but they both were very aware of what they were looking at.