Mahlo Blaine was not a great illustrator, but he was a very distinctive one. Known in his own day but forgotten now, Mr. Blaine’s (oft erotic work) is a strange mix of Beardsley and Art Deco. I first came across him when I bought an old illustrated edition of ‘Candide’ and was fascinated by the bizarre look of stylized Erte’ girls done in rough woodcut. Read about his strange life at one of the few biography pages I could find.

Mahlo Blaine