Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

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Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent

 

Born Aug. 24, 1872, in Brighton; died Mar. 16, 1898, in Menton. English graphic artist.

In numerous illustrations for magazines (The Yellow Book, 1894–95; The Savoy, 1896) and for books (O. Wilde’s Salome, 1894), Beardsley developed the decadent and symbolist art of the late Pre-Raphaelites, combining it with influences from Japanese prints. Beardsley’s refined, fanciful, and often morbid art, with its masterful interplay of silhouette and outline, exhibited many traits characteristic of modern-style graphics.

REFERENCES

Sidorov, A. A. Iskusstvo Berdsleia. Moscow, 1926.
Reade, B. Beardsley. [London, 1967.]
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