I first started to become aware of 'art' when I was about 8 in 1956. This was a mixture of classic paintings and commercial art. Later on, in the 60's, the latter was fueled by my mum's Woman's Own and other magazines which were mostly reprinted from the American Redbbook magazine and other weeklies featuring American artists such Bart Forbes and Bernie Fuchs. They were the first users of the new wonder paint - Acrylic. The use of this new paint led to a lot of experimentation in technique and colours which leads us back to Hockney.
In the 70’s there were English artists like Brian Sanders who illustrated magazines, newspapers and paperback book covers that meant that the general public were exposed to illustration than we are today.
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