Tuesday, March 06, 2007
"There's not very much I can say about most of [these] artists," writes David Roach, who provided all these scans. "Honestly this is entirely uncharted territory - I know of no article or interview with any of these British illustrators."
What a shame... because it would be great to know more about the careers of these tremendously accomplished artists. Where did they learn their craft? Who were there primary influences? The Canadian artists of the 40's and 50's found plenty of inspiration in the pages of imported American magazines. Did the British illustrators reference the work of Parker, Whitcomb and Whitmore as well?
With thanks again to David Roach, these images have been added to my British Illustrators Flickr set.