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Beaton, Cecil

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online July 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B2235722
Beaton, Cecil

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 14 January 1904, in London, UK; died 18 January 1980, in Broad Chalke, UK.

Photographer, illustrator, scenographer. Portraits, fashion photography, costume, film set and stage design.

Cecil Beaton established himself as a fashion photographer during the Roaring Twenties, when he circulated among the Bright Young Things, a group of British socialites that included Evelyn Waugh, the Mitfords and the Sitwells. His portraits and fashion photographs attracted the attention of American magazine editors, and in ...

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Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration ; Photography and Photographs ; Scenography ; 20th-Century Art

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