Born in Brighton UK Beardsley
became famous for his fantastic posters and illustrations for
Morte d'Arthur, Salome, The
Rape of the Lock, and his own Book of Fifty Drawings.
Ill . In his brilliant career he developed an inimitable graphic
style - flat, linear, black and white drawings, some cruel, grotesque and
erotic. He was also a poet and an author.
With Oscar Wilde he is regarded as leader of the 'Decadents' of
the 1890's. Tuberculosis killed him at the age of 25.