Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898) was an 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 ... more »
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''No language is rude that can boast polite writers.''Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), British illustrator, writer. The Story of Venus and Tannhäuser or Under the Hill, dedicatory epistle (1907).