Tripti Joshi (Editor)

Beresford Egan

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
Name  Beresford Egan

Role  Novelist
Beresford Egan payloadcargocollectivecom1288505119068110b
Died  1984, London, United Kingdom

Egan Beresford


Beresford Egan (1905 - 1984) was a satirical draughtsman, painter, novelist and playwright. He was born in London but raised from the age of five in South Africa, where he was educated. He returned to London in July 1926 after spending two years as a precocious sports cartoonist on the Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg.

Beresford Egan Beresford Egan39s Flowers of Evil 50 Watts

He quickly established himself in the artistic and literary atmosphere of London. He not only illustrated the works of other writers, but also his own novels. He wrote three plays, composed songs and undertook theatre criticism and caricatures. He acted in British movies including "Latin Quarter" and appeared in the dying days of British music hall as The Great Daleno. His art was highly influenced by Aubrey Beardsley and many of his illustrations were in an erotic vein.

Beresford Egan Beresford Egan39s Flowers of Evil 50 Watts

Egan is remembered as the rare original British exponents of art déco. He was one of the most famous people of London's bohemian scene for nearly five decades. His career graph was phenomenal, beginning with The Sink of Solitude, the dazzling debut which was a satire on the banning of Radclyffe Hall's controversial novel The Well Of Loneliness (1928). That book marked the beginning of a prolific phase of around six years during which Egan created numerous illustrations and book covers for works of Aleister Crowley, Pierre Louÿs and Charles Baudelaire. Egan was also a writer, and wrote a couple of novels, which he embellished with his wonderful illustrations. He also made illustrations for the monographs made by his wife Catherine Bower Alcock.

Beresford Egan BERESFORD EGAN original artwork for sale Chris Beetles

In later life he appeared as an actor in films.

Beresford Egan Beresford Egan Pallant Bookshop

He died in London in 1984.

Beresford Egan aboutblank

Beresford Egan Beresford Egan Wikipedia the free encyclopedia
Beresford Egan BOOKTRYST Beresford Egan39s Illustrated Fleurs du Mal in
Beresford Egan Beresford Egan Moonchild by Aleister Crowley Arte
Beresford Egan Egan Beresford YouTube

References

Beresford Egan Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Lorry Girl
Freddy Bernal
Joachim Nermark
Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L