It’s a travesty that you can hardly find any images of Alberto Longoni’s work online (or at least: I couldn’t). Below are some scans from the children’s book The curse of the dragon’s gold, which he illustrated. (I just chanced upon an old copy of this book at a library book sale. It’s a nice collection of mostly European legends and myths retold for children.) Not great scans but you’ll find almost nothing else by Longoni online, so don’t complain.
Longoni (1921-1991) was a concentration camp survivor and worked in several media — he started out in drawing and painting, and moved on to sculpture and architecture, as well writing some children’s books.
His book illustrations are amazing. The sheer volume of lines and tiny details are stunning. The pictures demand a slow, close inspection. The fanciful demons and monsters are great.