Maurice Milliere

~ 1871 – 1946 ~ Maurice Milliere was a French painter, printmaker and illustrator, born in Le Havre to upper working class parents; his father was a merchant’s clerk. His early artistic interests are not known, but he completed his secondary education at the Ecole De Beaux Arts in Le …

Max Ernst

~ 1891 – 1976 ~ Max Ernst was a German (naturalised American in 1948 and French in 1958) painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst was a primary pioneer of the Dada movement and surrealism. He had no formal artistic training, but his experimental attitude toward the …

Helmuth Stockmann

Helmuth Stockmann was a draftsman, caricaturist and illustrator. He illustrated numerous books in the twenties, including new editions by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Diderot, also many erotic (and some at that time controversial and forbidden) works. His works were featured in the war leaflets (published by P. Cassirer), among others. published …

M. Jacquette

This artist seems rather invisible, it might even be possible it is just another pseudonym from a known artist. He signed his art with initials J. M. but since some artworks were printed in mirror initials could also have been L.M.The only book with an obvious signature is the book …

Kurtys

This artist illustrated some books written by Grégor Yvan (Grégor Yvan Wild). For the artist I could not find any information.One of the books illustrated by this artist was stored on my site for a long time, somehow I overlooked the artist. Books illustrated by Kurtys: Les 30 leçons d’amour …

Eric Goldbaum

~ 1899-1969 ~ Eric Godal and Eric Godal were pseudonyms used by Erich (or Eric) Goldbaum. This German artist went to the Gymnasium in Berlin.Godal started in 1919 as a poster artist and draftsman in the magazine Der Orchideengarten. In 1920 he published the portfolio Revolution in the “Cooperative for …

Ch Avalanche

Ch. Avalanche is the name, or perhaps a pseudonym, of the illustrator of the spanking novel L’Amour fouetté by Gaston Vincennes. The book’s exact year of first publication is unknown, but is probably 1920-1930. The cover for this book however was done by Mario Labocetta.It’s mentioned that Ch. Avalanche could …

Sao-Chang

For years I had one page dedicated to ‘Lany-R and Sao-Chang’ I wasn’t sure of they were two separate artists. Recently I discovered some books that showed only Sao-Chang’s name as artists so I decided to create two pages. To view Lany-R go here. Books illustrated by Sao-Chang: – Les …

Berthommé Saint-André

~ 1905 – 1977 ~ Louis Berthommé Saint-André was a painter and engraver. The artist studied with Paul Laurens at l’École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1924-1929. He won a silver medal in 1928. His works were shown at the Salon d’Automne …

Felicien Rops

~ 1833 – 1898 ~ Felicien Joseph Victor Rops was a Belgian artist, known primarily as a printmaker in etching and aquatint. He is noted for his drawings depicting erotic and Satanic themes. Rops is furthermore important for being a pioneer in Belgian comics. Rops was born in Namur, the …

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