I learned of Alfred Kubin from, where else? Phillipe Julien’s Dreamers of Decadence. There is an exhibit of his work at the Neue Gallery now. You can see more of his weird images at the gallery site and this review in the NYTimes. He is not well known in America, and there is hardly anything on him in English I think. I was surprised to find that he had written a novel as well. I don’t know how he managed to survive the Nazi regime – how could he not be on their list as decadents to be expunged?