Today is the birthday of Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (August 21, 1872 – March 16, 1898), illustrator and author.
Despite the brevity of his career, before his early death at the age of 25, Aubrey Beardsley was a leading figure in the Aesthetic Movement, which also included Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler.
"All humanity inspires me. Every passer-by is my unconscious sitter; and as strange as it may seem, I really draw folk as I see them. Surely it is not my fault that they fall into certain lines and angles." - Aubrey Beardsley
"I have always done my sketches, as people would say, for the fun of it... I have worked to amuse myself, and if it has amused the public as well, so much the better for me." - Aubrey Beardsley
"Things shape themselves before my eyes just as a I draw them." - Aubrey Beardsley
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Fireside Cats: 1955 - Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955, and the youngsters last seen here. The Buick is out of the picture, replaced by a battleship and a cat; clothes and hair hav...
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