Artist Spotlight: Otho Cushing

Contemporary with J.C. Leyendecker, and Charles Dana Gibson, and heir to the licentious line art of Aubrey Beardsley, Cushing was a mainstream illustrator with a decidedly gay pen stroke.

BY Christopher Harrity

April 12 2014 3:00 AM ET


Corks & Curls, University of Virginia Yearbook, 1899. “Haec olim meminisse juvabit”, Virgil, Aeneid, I. 203 (One day, this will be pleasing to remember). Note the small book of verse by Sapho [edit mark here] near the model's buttocks.

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