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Aubrey Beardsley

English illustrator and author (1872–1898) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (/ˈbɪərdzli/ BEERDZ-lee; 21 August 1872  16 March 1898) was an English illustrator and author. His black ink drawings were influenced by Japanese woodcuts, and depicted the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James McNeill Whistler. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant despite his early death from tuberculosis. He is one of the important Modern Style figures.

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Aubrey Beardsley
Portrait of Beardsley by Frederick Hollyer, 1893
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

(1872-08-21)21 August 1872
Brighton, Sussex, England
Died16 March 1898(1898-03-16) (aged 25)
Menton, France
Resting placeCimetière du Vieux-Château, Menton, France[1]
EducationWestminster School of Art
Known forIllustration, graphics/graphic arts
MovementArt Nouveau, aestheticism

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