Cecil Beaton – British Literary Figures

Cecil Beaton (14 January 1904 – 18 January 1980) was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre.

Beaton is best known for his portraits of celebrated persons, fashion photographs and society portraits.

 

Dame Edith Sitwell, by Cecil Beaton, 1920s - NPG x40361 - © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic,eldest of the three literary Sitwells.

Evelyn Waugh, by Cecil Beaton, 1920s - NPG x40397 - © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London

Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh ( 28 October 1903 – 10 April 1966),

English writer of novels, biographies and travel books.

He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer

Nell Dunn, by Cecil Beaton, July 1954 - NPG P869(11) - © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London

Nell Dunn (born 1936)  English playwright, screenwriter, and author.

 Dunn came to fame in 1963 with the publication of Up the Junction

Aldous Huxley, by Cecil Beaton, 1936 - NPG P869(17) - © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) English
writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family

T.S. Eliot, by Cecil Beaton, 1956 - NPG P869(12) - © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London

Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was a publisher, playwright, literary

and social critic and “one of the twentieth century’s major poets

Ian Fleming, by Cecil Beaton, October 1962 - NPG P869(14) - © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London

Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer, best known for his James Bond series

 

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