This archive consists of material compiled by the artist, illustrator andteacher Paul Hogarth (1917 - 2001).
The most substantial element of this archive is a series of correspondenceand associated material concerning Hogarth's career as an artist, illustrator,writer and teacher (HOG/3). This includes material concerning Hogarth's extensivetravels to draw and participate in exhibitions; his political development;his work as a teacher and mentor at the Royal College of Art, London (HOG/3/193 and 194); his work as an art editor for a number of literary magazines(HOG/3/50); his duties as a Royal Academician (HOG/3/192); the display ofhis work in galleries (particularly the Francis Kyle Gallery, London,HOG/3/90); the production and sale of lithographic prints and a number ofpublishing projects, both individually and in collaboration with writers suchas Brendan Behan (HOG/3/16), Lawrence Durrell (HOG/3/67), Robert Graves (HOG/3/98), Doris Lessing (HOG/3/137) and Peter Mayle (HOG/3/134 and 245). Othercorrespondents include: Edward Bawden (HOG/3/15); Stephen Spender (HOG/3/220); Quentin Blake (HOG/3/25) and Alan Silitoe (HOG/3/211).
A separate series (HOG/1) consists of material including correspondence,sketch and notebooks concerning Hogarth's collaboration with the writer Graham Greene on the book Graham Greene Country (London: Pavilion, 1986) .Further series contain: material associated with exhibitions Hogarth eitherparticipated in or organised (HOG/4); proof copies of book jacket designsfrom his long lasting association with Penguin Books (HOG/2); notes and copies of articles both by and about Hogarth (HOG/5) andexamples of preliminary sketches from a number of projects (HOG/6).
The Paul Hogarth archive has research potential in a number of fields butmost particularly around the development of book illustration, book coverdesign and pictorial reportage from the 1950s to 2000. The very full seriesconcerning Graham Greene Country (HOG/1) isa particularly useful case study. It also illuminates the role of artistswithin left-wing politics, both in the U.K. and internationally, in the 1950s.Paul Hogarth's role as a teacher and mentor is also well represented and figureswithin the development of a number of important artists and illustrators.