Daniel Morgenstern‘s infamous portraits appeared in the Culture section of the Sunday Times for nearly a decade. Since moving to London in 1986, the illustrator and graphic designer has worked for many publications all over the world and his Julian Assange piece appeared in the Body of Art’s Virtual Gallery on screen in London’s Liverpool Street station.
What is your earliest artistic memory?
Going to the Tel Aviv Museum and seeing Picasso urns (1969).
What is the most exciting thing you have ever done?
Recent trip to Discovery Bay (Hong Kong).
What has been your biggest mistake?
Under charging for a weekly commission.
Where is your favourite place, anywhere in the world?
On the beach in Tel Aviv.
What is your favourite book?
The World According To Garp by John Irving.
What would you scribble on a wall of world’s greatest quotes?
Who would you like to meet and what question would you ask?
What would you define as ‘success’?
As an illustrator, having my work published in The New Yorker. And Time Magazine.
What is your favourite art gallery or historical building and why?
The Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan for its inspired architecture.
What is your all time favourite movie?
Sophie’s Choice directed by Alan J.Pakula.
If you could own any piece of artwork, what piece would it be?
Les valeurs personnelles (Personal Values) by Rene Magritte.
If you could start your life all over, what would you do differently?
What has been your best ever purchase?
What is your favourite food?
What is your favourite season of the year and why?
Spring in Tel Aviv (for the sunsets) and Autumn in London (the colours are stunning).
Who is your favourite artist and why?
Rene Magritte for his surrealistic view on things.
What are you most afraid of?
What is your most prized possession?
What life lesson do you always stand by?
Be good, not God.
If you had to give art students today some advice, what would it be?
Believe in yourself and persevere.