Paul Hogarth
The Gates of Fez 1975

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Paul Hogarth 1917–2001
The Gates of Fez
Date 1975
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 571 x 775 mm
Acquisition Presented by Curwen Studio 1976
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Paul Hogarth was born in Kendal in Cumbria, and trained at the Manchester College of Art and St Martin's School of Art in London. Longing to be a 'communicator rather than a painter' he travelled extensively, recording his surroundings in drawings and prints. This work depicts the Bab Anduluz, or the Andalusian Gate, which leads into the quarter of old Fez in Morocco. Hogarth is best known today for his cover illustrations for books by Graham Greene and John Betjeman. He became a Royal Academician in 1984, five years after receiving an OBE.

September 2004

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