Media    From 1940  To 1949

Horizon Magazine

An influential literary and art magazine. From a pdf issued for the unveiling: "... Stephen Spender joined Cyril Connolly and the wealthy patron Peter Watson in 1939 to set up Horizon at 6 Selwyn House, 2 Lansdowne Terrace, using the two ground floor rooms of his {Spender's} rented apartment as editorial offices for the magazine. Horizon was edited by Cyril Connolly, who made it into a platform for a wide range of distinguished and emerging writers .... It had a print run of 102 issues or 20 volumes. Spender served as associate editor from 1939 to 1941, although he continued making contributions after that." "Sonia Brownell met George Orwell through the magazine and later married him."

Other contributors include: Auden, Beaton, Betjeman, T. S. Eliot, Empson, Fleming, Lucian Freud, Graham Greene, Barbara HepworthAugustus John, MacNeice, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, Bertrand Russell, Sackville-West, Dylan Thomas, Woolf.

Many of these are artists but the format of the magazine does not look picture-friendly. Is it possible that all these artists wrote articles for Horizon?

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Horizon Magazine

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Orwell, Spender & Cyril Connolly’s Horizon Magazine

George Orwell, 1903 - 1950, Sir Stephen Spender, 1919 - 1995, wrote for Cyril...

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Thomas de Quincey

Thomas de Quincey

Born Manchester. Author, best known for "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" (1821). Was as addicted to books as much as to drink or opium, sometimes renting an extra lodging (which he could not...

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Literature, Scotland

1 memorial
Francis Hueffer

Francis Hueffer

Born Münster, Germany. Music critic. He studied philology and music in Leipzig, Berlin, Paris and London. He moved to London in 1869 and worked as music critic for The Times. He was naturalized in ...

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Music / songs, Germany

1 memorial
Punch magazine

Punch magazine

Founded in early June 1841 at a meeting at the Edinburgh Castle public house in the Strand, attended by Henry Mayhew, brewery manager Mark Lemon, and engraver Ebenezer Landells.  The first issue wa...

Media, Journalism / Publishing

3 memorials
Carlos Castello Branco

Carlos Castello Branco

Brazilian journalist. Following discussions with our Iberian consultant, Julie Nauman, we have assumed that Brazil adopts the Portuguese naming conventions, which makes "Castello Branco" the surn...

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Brazil

1 memorial
A. Macmillan & Co.

A. Macmillan & Co.

Publishing firm created by Alexander MacMillan.

Group, Journalism / Publishing

1 memorial