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Aubrey Beardsley

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Author: Robert Ross
Co-author: Aymer Vallance
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,557 / 73 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.8
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 797
Added to site: 2010.08.04 28636
Genre: Biography

Illustrations may be found at Project Gutenberg:

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mencing the decorations to the "Morte d'Arthur," he ceased to attend Professor Brown's classes. In February 1893 some of his drawings were first published in London in the Pall Mall Budget under the editorship of Mr Lewis Hind, but one of the most striking of his early designs appeared in a little college magazine entitled The Bee. When The Studio was started by Mr Charles Holme under the able direction of the late Gleeson-White, Beardsley designed the first cover and Mr Pennell contributed the well-known appreciation of the new artist.

Towards the end of 1893 he commenced working for Mr John Lane, who issued his marvellous illustrations to "Salomé" in 1894. In April of the same year appeared the Yellow Book. To the first four volumes Beardsley contributed altogether about eighteen illustrations. From a pictorial point of view this publication had no other raison d'être than as a vehicle for the production of Beardsley's work, though Henry Harland, in his capacity as literary edit



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