Louis Malteste was born in Chartes (Eure-et-Loir) and died in Paris. He was an author, lithographeur and illustrator. He was de brother from Henri Théodore Malteste according to Malatesta (1870-1920).
He went to Paris where he exhibit in 1897 at Salon des Sent, in 1902 at Salon de la Socieéte Nationale des Beaux Arts. He also worked for humoristic press: L'Assiette au beurre, Le Chat noir, Je sais tout, Lectures pour tous, Qui lit rit, etc
He made affiches and postcoards.
Malteste used the pseudonym Jacques d'Icy for either writing sadomasochistic texts.
He was an illustrator for various erotic artworks and illustrated a large collection of books.
15 albums/168 artworks