We urgently require crime-mystery jackets by Hastain
and if possible examples of original artwork
If you have anything you may consider selling please do contact us
Spies of Peace - 1934 - Herbert Jenkins
Shot at Dawn - 1934 - Collins Crime Club
Grey Mask - 1928 - Hodder & Stoughton
Biography - Information About the Artist
He had a middle class up bringing with home tutors and developed his talent for art at an early age.
He socialized with the leading literary, poets and artists of the 1900's in the London cafe meeting houses reminiscent of the Paris societies of the 1880's.
One of his greatest friends was Leslie Charteris and it was Eugene who designed the little saint logo for him on the back of a napkin whilst they were drinking at a cafe!
His talent was extensively employed by Hodder and Stoughton, as well as work for The Houses of Parliament, Princess Mary's gift book and private commissions.
He died in October 1957 of cancer whilst in a private Hospice in Bournemouth England.
The Great Man Himself c1915
The following photographs are Copyright of the Hastain family
We're greatly indebted to them for allowing us to share them here
A self-portrait of Eugene Hastain, done when he was about 19.
Family group Eugene Hastain at bottom of tree trunk, taken about 1912.
Eugene Hastain with his mother
A wonderful photo of the great man himself
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