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Casson, Sir Hugh (23 of 46) NLSC Leaders of National Life

Part 23: controversy re Stanley Spencer (SS - Secretary at RA) and Augustus John; Epstein statues on Rhodesia House; conflict with Henry Moore - persuaded to join RA. RA Exhibitions: 'Horses From Venice'; treasures from Pompeii; Benin bronzes; Venetian horses of San Marco; Japanese - links with Sir John Pilcher (British Ambassador), Japan Council and Alan Irving. Sponsorship: Olivetti, Sealink. Lawrence Gowing, Gwen John. British Council trip to China: HC, SS, Rex Warner (Greek translator), Freddie Ayer (philosopher), Hodgkinson.