Sunday, August 12, 2007
C.H. Roberts & Harry Borgman
After I posted Friday's Ford Times illustrations by Charles Harper, one reader commented that it would be great to see some work by C.H. (Cliff) Roberts and Harry Borgman.
Both artists were also contributors to Ford's magazine for 50's motorists. Though I was unaware of the work of these two gentlemen, I hoped someone out there might be able to educate us with some examples of their art.
Well, thanks to an anonymous donor, we now have all these wonderful scans to enjoy!
Roberts seems to have worked in many styles...
...and his eclectic approach to flat, cartoony art suggest to me that he might have been a fan of Jim Flora's work.
Our anonymous contributor only found one example of Harry Borgman's art (below) but it too is done is an exciting style that leaves us wishing for more.
Many thanks for finding these images, AC, and for taking the time to scan them for us!