Vincent Freedman (1934 – 2019) was the only child of Barnett and Claudia Freedman. He was brought up in Kensington and was a constant intruder into his father’s studio in Canning Place. A stream of artists and musicians visiting, are his earliest memories of a warm and very happy childhood. Evacuated in 1939 with Claudia to a two-room cottage in deepest Buckinghamshire; he recalls an entirely happy period, with his father in army uniform arriving from time to time with many extraordinary presents such as a pre-fabricated rabbit hutch, a two-hundred-year-old microscope and various weapons conned off safely crash-landed enemy airmen.