My Life in the Arts is part of a series of interviews with leading figures in the art world. I hope to get an insight into what makes these people different, how they rose so high, their loves and passions and their mistakes and memories. The first in this series is with the museum director Sir Timothy Clifford.
John Aldridge was my grandmother’s half-brother and has always been known to me as Uncle John. He was a painter, designer and book illustrator, active from the 1930s until his death in 1983. Although not very well-known, he worked for many years alongside Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, two artists who are more or less [...]