Aubrey Beardsley (1872 – 1898) was an artist, illustrator and author. His black ink drawings were influenced by Japanese woodcuts and his work was, not infrequently, considered ‘improper’.
He was a leading figure in the aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James McNeill Whistler.
Beardsley’s contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant despite his early death from tuberculosis.
Music Credit: ‘My Angel’ by Guy Garvey