Aubrey Beardsley white plaque in Brighton

Aubrey Beardsley, master of line, was born in this house on August 21st 1872. He was a pupil at the Brighton Grammar School 1884-1888 and died at Mentone on March 16th 1898

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 Nouveau and poster styles was significant, despite the brevity of his career before his early death from tuberculosis.

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