A few years ago, I came across a treasure trove of back issues of Horizon “magazine” — a hard cover art periodical that figured prominently in my formative years. Originally published by American Heritage, it shared that periodical’s hardcover format, a sign that it was a “keeper” and featured no ads. It was published from 1958 to 1989.
My maternal aunt subscribed to both, and I loved sitting in one of her blue leather wing back chairs and learning about US history and the arts. I had my first exposure to Proust, Gaudi, and Bosch through Horizon.
And it also featured a number of lesser known or downright obscure artists and illustrators. A great example is Robert Sivard, whose works are some of the most charming of any American painter.
Besides the website in the above link there is not a lot out there about Sivard. No retrospectives that I’ve seen, no books on Amazon. How did this terrific artist manage to slip under the radar screen? I an compelled to learn more about him, and might post the full Horizon feature on him since it appears no one else has.