Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent
British, 19th century, male.
Born 21 August 1872, in Brighton; died 16 March 1898, in Menton, France.
Japonisme, Art Nouveau.
Aubrey Beardsley's originality and superior draughtsmanship place him at the forefront of developments in illustration techniques and styles, despite only a brief art education at the Westminster Art School in London. There he studied the nude, having been encouraged to take up art as a career by Edward Burne-Jones. Tuberculosis and his association with Oscar Wilde led to repeated visits to France. He died in Menton in 1898 at the age of 25....