Cecil Beaton

1904 - 1980 / English

Cecil Beaton in much the same way as Christian Berard and Jean Cocteau is tough to describe; more than a fine artist, his creative pursuits varied greatly. The original promotional pamphlet from 1947 described Beaton as;

“One of the best known personalities in art and fashion circles- photographer-draughtsman-author- stage and ballet designer- Cecil Beaton has now turned his talents to designing for textiles though his wartime duties for the Ministry of Information left him little time for artistic pursuits”.

Phillip Jullian Gerald Wilde