Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872 – 1898). English illustrator and author. His drawings in black ink, influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant, despite the brevity of his career before his early death from tuberculosis.
Sister of actress Mabel Beardsley.
- "He described himself as having “a vile
constitution, a sallow face and sunken eyes, long red hair, a shuffling
gait and a stoop.” https://www.nytimes.com/…/aubrey-beardsley-racing-creativel…
- "He let his reddish hair fall in a fringe so that he looked half like a boy..." http://spartacus-educational.com/ARTbeardsley.htm