Ralph Nicholas Chubb

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Ralph Nicholas Chubb ( February 8, 1892January 14, 1960) was a British poet, printer, and artist. He was born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. He attended St Albans School and Selwyn College Cambridge from 1910 to 1913. He later became an officer in the First World War. From 1919 to 1922 Chubb studied at the Slade School of Art in London.

Heavily influenced by Walt Whitman and William Blake, for more than thirty years he created highly elaborate lithographed books promulgating his sexually revolutionary mystical philosophy and highly intricate personal mythology of "Boy God" and "Divine Androgyne". The memory of a young chorister at St Albans and a brief sexual relationship with another boy when Chubb was 19 served as the basis for this mythology and philosophy.

His books are full of references (in poetry, prose, woodcuttings) to his love and worship of boys. In The book of God's madness (1928) he declares his love of boys in a long poem, while Water-cherubs (1937) contains a poem in rhyming couplets about boys bathing, as well as an introduction and postscript on boy-love.

Chubb died peacefully at Fair Oak Cottage, Hampshire in 1960.

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