Role models of greatness.

Here you will discover the back stories of kings, titans of industry, stellar athletes, giants of the entertainment field, scientists, politicians, artists and heroes – all of them gay or bisexual men. If their lives can serve as role models to young men who have been bullied or taught to think less of themselves for their sexual orientation, all the better. The sexual orientation of those featured here did not stand in the way of their achievements.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Felix d'Eon

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, artist Felix d'Eon had a Mexican mother and a French father. Upon his father’s death while Felix was still a boy, the family moved to Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. Felix demonstrated an early aptitude for art and began drawing students, boyfriends, and other members of his swim team while he was in high school.

At age 15, his mother enrolled him in figure drawing courses at a local community college, but shortly thereafter Felix and his brother ran away from home and spent nearly a year living on a beach in Mexico, then working as models in Mexico City, drawing sidewalk portraits and at times being “kept boys.” Upon returning to Pacific Palisades and graduating from high school, Felix went to live in San Francisco, where he graduated with honors from the Academy of Art University.

From his web site:
“Felix has spent time since college in various cities around the world, such as New Orleans (where the brothers were strippers at The Corner Pocket), New York (a job as an erotic cake decorator), Milan, Italy (a kept boy), Tennessee (a gentleman farmer) and Buenos Aires (a man of leisure). His permanent home is in Mexico City, where he lives with two lesbian roommates, a charming houseboy, an erstwhile boyfriend, occasional lovers, and two cats.”




Much of D’Eon’s art is evocative of a Victorian style, although far more explicit than would have been allowed in those times. Your blogger first became aware of d’Eon when a reader sent an image of a vintage sheet music cover with an X-rated illustration incorporated into the design. Rather startling. He has also completed portfolios of super-hero comics, book covers and the like. His web site is NSFW, and most examples of his art cannot be shown on this blog.




Do yourself a favor and amble on over to d’Eon’s web site to have a look at his singular illustrations.

www.felixdeon.com


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