Edouard Chimot

~ 1880 – 1959 Edouard Chimot was a French artist, illustrator and editor whose career reached its peak in the 1920s in Paris, through the publication of fine quality art-printed books. As artist his own work occupies a characteristic place, but as editor also his role was extremely important in bringing together …

Mahlon Blaine

~ 1894 – 1969 Blaine lived in California, Oregon. Mahlon Blaine is known for Illustrator-books, fantasy genre, there are many stories floating about this artist based on false biographies. A childhood accident left the artist blind in his left eye, an accident that contributes to the flattened perspective that marks …

Le Jardin des supplices

~ First published in 1899 The book Le Jardin des supplices (Garden of Torture) is a novel written by the French journalist, novelist and playwright Octave Mirbeau, and was first published in 1899 during the Dreyfus affair. The novel is dedicated: “To the priests, the soldiers, the judges, to those …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Bruno Schulz

~ 1892 – 1942 ~ Bruno Schulz was born in Drohobycz (now Drogobych, Ukraine), a small town in Galicia, into a Jewish family. The area was then part of the Austrian Empire. His father run a clothing shop, but left it to the care of his wife due to his …

Sadie Mazo

~ Date of birth unknown ~ Despite some artworks I was not able to find any information about this illustrator. Some refer to this artist as Sadi-Mazo.  Books illustrated: L’Enfer des Voluptes (1937) L’ille des Vamps (1938) La Clinique des cauchemars (1937) Luxure et souffrance (1950) 7 albums/39 artworks Content …

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