Vierge. The Spanish master whose work has influenced most illustrators.
The Spanish genius Daniel Vierge, born in 1851, is known for his "style" in pen drawing. He illustrated his first book, "Madrid by Night" in 1867.His staccato use of line was used to convey an impression of actuality. His work has been a delight and inspiration to artists and connoisseurs for all time. The hard fact that achievement is built upon effort is clear in all his superlative work. (Quoted in part from "The Art and Technique of Pen Drawing" by G. Montague Ellwood)