NASH MAGAZINE and

NOTABLE ILLUSTRATORS of MAGAZINE FUCTION

takes you to the Alphabet of Illustratrators

JULY 1934, CONGRATULATIONS FROM ARTISTS Eric Fraser, Fish, Wilkinson, Mays, Heath Robinson, Blam, Hailstone, Spurrier, Bert Thomas, Trevor Evans, David Low letter

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JAMES E. ALLEN, Diamond Cut Diamond. August 1930
JAMES E. ALLEN, The Strong Go On August 1934  
 
JEA, American Illustrator and printmaker 1894-1964, studied with Gorky

McClelland Barclay

Shattered Glass. August 1930
Skyscraper. September 1931
Skyscraper. November 1931
Filmland. March 1935
Known mainly for his pin-up art, 1891-1943

B

W.SMITHSON BROADHEAD, Chinese Crackers. August 1934
W.SMITHSON BROADHEAD, The Kingmaker . SEPTEMBER 1931
ROBERT BURKE, The Christmas Rose December 1933
NICOLAS BENTLEY, I am a Happy Ender December 1933 ......
NICOLAS BENTLEY, Osbert Sitwell's Commentary April 1934
H.R.BALLINGER, Better than None June 1934

C

LANCE CATTERMOLE, A Story to Tell January 1937
RALPH PALLEN COLEMAN, Atlantic Adventurer March 1935
RALPH PALLEN COLEMAN, 11th Avenue Cowboy. August 1931
CHARLES CHAMBERS, The Mother (Pearl Buck) April 1934
MARIO COOPER, The Beauty and the Bite, August 1935

Dean Cornwell

The Vale of Tears. November 1931
The Right Thing is the Kind Thing, September 1931
Panama Passage, August 1935

D

DISNEY April 1934 article on the man
ALFRED DENIS, Two Sonnets by Lord Alfred Douglas, June 1934 April 1
 

E

ERTE, Canaries . November 1931
TREVOR EVANS, See a Pin, April 1934
 

F

  FISH, Shopping Gossip for Christmas. December 1933 ......
HAROLD FOSTER, Time Will tell, August 1935   
HAROLD FOSTER, Venetian Masque, April 1934
HAROLD FOSTER, Venetian Masque, June 1934  
MICHAEL FORRES , This Constancy JUNE 1934
MICHAEL FRANTZ, Gram JUNE 1934
ERIC FRASER, Stalemate March 1935
FOUET, Fellow Creatures, August 1936
FOUET,I'll be up in a Minute,January 1937
FOUET, The Facts of Life , February 1937

 

G

KARL GODWIN,Wilderness Orphan, August 1934
 

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W.E.HEITLAND, WAR NURSE. May 1930
W.E.HEITLAND, Powder Puff . November 1931
H.W.HAILSTONE, Country or City,May 1934
H.W.HAILSTONE, The Next 25 Years, July 1934
H.W.HAILSTONE, Bank Holiday, August 1934
NORMAN HEPPLE,Oh Woman!, August 1936 .......
ROWLAND HILDER ,The English Scene, August 1936......
ROWLAND HILDER, Kitty the Wren, February 1937
STANLEY HERBERT ,Victoria and Albert, February 1937 .......

John Held

Such a Wonderful Time! September 1931 
...too big to cry November 1931 

I

REA IRVING, Tapping the Barometer, August 1930.......

Leslie Illingworth

On Learning Foreign Languages May 1930
On Not Knowing America August 1930
Big Frogs and Little Frogs May 1934
Nightmare Holiday July 1934
Our Youngers and Betters January 1937
A Shot in the Garden February 1937
Go Roll Your Hoop, March 1937

 

E.M.Jackson

The Lighted Path, August 1930
Precious Tranquillity, November 1931
Greenloaning, December 1933
The Hippocratic Oath, August 1935

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ROCKWELL KENT One Trip Across (Hemingway, with Harold Von Schmidt) July 1934 ........
 

L

'LITTLE', Roundabout, December 1933
 

Sydney Seymour- Lewis

Artist's Model, August 1930

The Specialist's Experiment, November 1931
 

David Low

New Characters for Cartoonists, March 1937
The Autocracy of Mister Parham, May 1930
Are we Downhearted? November 1931
THE MODERN RAKE'S PROGRESS III Inside the Movies, April 1934
THE MODERN RAKE'S PROGRESS IV Backing the Champ, May 1934
THE MODERN RAKE'S PROGRESS V On the Crest of a Wave, June 1934
THE MODERN RAKE'S PROGRESS VI Taking the Plunge at Ascot, July 1934
THE MODERN RAKE'S PROGRESS VII Takes a Wife, August 1934

 

M

J.A.May, Death By Drowning (Agatha Christie) , November 1931
D.L.MAYS, Dear Christine, April 1934
D.L.MAYS, Dear Christine, May 1934  

N

GORDON NICOLL, RDB's Procession , August 1934
GORDON NICOLL, Technique of Lying, August 1935

O

ROSE O'NEILL, the ripe old age of FIFTEEN, August 1931
FRANK OLDHAM, The Bird Watcher, April 1934

 

EDWARD OSMOND

EDWARD OSMOND, The Roman Villa, June 1934
EDWARD OSMOND, Poker Work, December 1933
EDWARD OSMOND, Easter 1934, April 1934
EDWARD OSMOND, The Dance (Pearl Buck) , August 1935

R

ROLF The Great Army of the Employed, September 1931

E.RATCLIFF The Tempest, December 1933

E.RATCLIFF Prisoner of War, April 1934  
E.RATCLIFF It's an Ill Wind March 1935

 

W.HEATH ROBINSON Seaman's Prayer July 1934 .......
CHARLES ROBINSON The Parting, The Return August 1934

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FREDERICK DORR STEEL, Phantom Fingerprints, August 1930
R.C.SHERIFFS, G.K.Chesterton, August 1935.....
R.C.SHERIFFS, The Millionaire Dole, August 1931
HAROLD VON SCHMIDT Spiritual Rebirth after Jung, June 1934
HAROLD VON SCHMIDT One Trip Across (Hemingway, with Rockwell Kent) July 1934
NORAH SCHLEGEL, Girls in School, June 1934

JOSE SEGRELLES

The Business Man in Love, November 1931
The Ghost in the Villa, August 1931
The Goddess was Mortal, June 1934

STEPHEN SPURRIER

Darby and Jones, August 1931
Miracle in Mean Streets, December 1933
Uncle Lazarus, April 1934

T

GUSTAV TENGGREN Emily the Fair September 1931 ........
CARLOS TEJADA Stone God's Temple JUNE 1934
 

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ARTHUR WRAGG My Immortal Friends February 1937.........
ARTHUR WRAGG Aldous Huxley March 1937
ARTHUR WRAGG Midsummer Noon's Dream July 1934
CLIXBY WATSON It's an Ill Wind, January 1937
CLIXBY WATSON Radio Brainwave, February 1937
CLIXBY WATSON Sweet Smiling Success , March 1937

GILBERT WILKINSON

What Happened in the Jury Room, August 1931
Substance and Shadow, April 1934
Here comes the Bride , June 1934

 

Z

ANNA ZINKEISEN England's Merrie-Go- Round , December 1933
ZEC, HOODOO , August 1936

 

This whole selection may appear a folly but there are virtues in giving an account of the way popular fiction was visualised for the reading public. No illustration must move far from the accepted delineations in Nash/Pall Mall magazine, as in its American equivalents. Indeed several illustrators represented above were American as indeed several of the stories appeared first in American magazines e.g. Cosmopolitan Magazine (from 1886)e.g. von Schmidt's image to Jung above.

THE ACCEPTED NORMS

Handsome and impeccable figures in romantic tension; Sinister foreigners;exotic locations; accomplished figure drawing; stylised colours and a painterly surface. NASH's peppered the smouldering dramas with throroughly English natrrative illustrations accompany poems and opinion pieces and lavish double page Low reconfigurations of Hogarth (Rake's Progress). For students of English illustration it is fascinating to see the early career of Illingworth and Eric Fraser. Reinforcing the stylised English Rustic we find,as might be expected, a representation of Hilder and Hepple.The prolific Arthur Wragg produced a down-beat feature on Fantasies of escape.

A discovery for me was H.W.Hailstone's multifigured compositions on broad social themes e.g. The Next 25 years.

When the Discriminating turn up their noses at such imagery, I remind them that Marcel Duchamp is quoted as having the utmost respect for the murals of Maxfield Parrish.Nothing could be more perfect, he said wisely.

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