ROBIN ALLAN: I wondered if you had any thought on any particular European illustrators; if you admired any?

GRIM NATWICK: I admired them all. When I was in my late twenties I studied in Vienna for three years and altogether I spent about four years in Europe. I covered all the galleries in France and Spain and Italy—not all of them, of course, but many of them. Actually, I had hoped to become a serious painter, but the tragedy of the serious painter is, beginning back at the time of Picasso, when the camera came in it almost eliminated the portrait painter. And as motion pictures came in they eliminated hundreds of illustrators. […]

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