Alastair

Alastair

The Baron Hans Henning Voight , who is better known by his Nom de Plume, Alistair. The flamboyant Baron joined the circus at a young age and became a mime before studying philosophy at university. Alastair quit drawing in the 1930’s and contributed illustrations to a very small number of books. He was clearly influenced by Beardsley and seems to have had a sizeable effect later on Eduard Gorey. A master of the Decadent Movement his work was described in the ‘Dictionary of British Book Illustrators’ as having a “decorative elegance with a fascination with the perverse, sinister and satanic.

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