Artist Birthdays – August 21: AUBREY BEARDSLEY

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AUBREY BEARDSLEY (August 21, 1872 – March 16, 1898)

  • Nationality: English
  • Field: Illustration
  • Art Movement: Art Nouveau, Aestheticism
  • ARTiFact: He was best known as art editor and illustrator for The Yellow Book – a leading British periodical of the 1890’s – and for being a close friend of Oscar Wilde – for whom he created illustrations for the play Salomé.
  • Artist Quote: “I have one aim — the grotesque. If I am not grotesque I am nothing.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Illustrations from Salomé, 1894.

Aubrey Beardsley. From Salome. 1894.

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