Aubrey Beardsley

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Aubrey Beardsley
Beardsley drawing for Salome

Aubrey Beardsley (21 August 1872–16 March 1898) was a English illustrator.[1] He is best known for his drawings for Oscar Wilde's Salome.[2] Beardsley is one of the famous people who appears on the cover of The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

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Beardsley was born in Brighton where his mother taught him to be interested in books and music.[1] He was very good at music and drawing by the age of ten, but he was already sick with tuberculosis. After leaving school he worked as a clerk for an insurance company in London. He had to stop working at the end of 1889 because of his illness.[1] He tried writing, but in 1891 he started to work full time as an artist.

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