We have recovered an interesting article from another issue of Illustrators Magazine from the 1980’s Issue no. 41.
The intention of this article from issue 41, titled Singular Lives, is for it to be a regular feature to profile well known illustrators. Here Sarah Culshaw interviews Paul Hogarth, the newly appointed Honorary President of the Association of Illustrators (in 1982), covering a range of topics, and advice for the young illustrator – urging them “never to give up observing what’s going on”.
The article also explores Hogarth’s background, views on illustration – his work in topography, illustration and reportage all pointing towards the distinction between fine art and illustration becoming increasingly blurred– a prediction that is turning out to be true – and challenging the unjustifiably snobbish attitude towards illustrators from the fine art world.