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The Fascinating Life of Aubrey Beardsley
"Aubrey Beardsley's disturbing drawings have always fascinated me. I hope this quiz will be enjoyed by those who know his work - and will inspire those who don't - to look at his pictures!"
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Aubrey Beardsley was born in Brighton, England, in 1872. At the age of seven he was diagnosed with the disease that eventually killed him. What was it?
After Beardsley finished his formal education at Brighton Grammar School, he obtained employment in London. What was his job?
Who described Aubrey Beardsley as having "a face like a silver hatchet and grass-green hair'?
Lewis Carroll, author of "Alice in Wonderland"
Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Beatrice
As children, both Aubrey and his sister were considered to be artistically and musically gifted. His sister later became an actress. What was her name?
Beardsley's first paid commission was to illustrate Malory's "Morte D'Arthur". This was so well received that he was immediately asked to illustrate Oscar Wilde's scandalous 1892 play which was banned in Britain. What was its title?
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Lady Windermere's Fan
The Rape of the Lock
Beardsley's fame was established when he became art editor for a quarterly magazine. The venomous elegance of his startling black-and-white drawings made the journal an overnight sensation. What was its name?
The Crimson Book
The Sapphire Book
The Black Book
The Yellow Book
When his friend Oscar Wilde was convicted of sodomy and sent to jail, Aubrey Beardsley was dismissed from his job at the magazine, whose owners did not want their image tarnished. What contributions by Oscar Wilde had been published in the magazine during Beardsley's editorship?
Fairy tales and poetry
Thinly-disguised homo-erotic sonnets
Two satirical one-act plays
Although he was a member of Oscar Wilde's clique of aesthetes, Beardsley was heterosexual. He had an ongoing sexual relationship with a woman who miscarried (or aborted) his child in 1892. Who was she?
Oscar Wilde's wife
The actress Ellen Terry
One of Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting
Beardsley became renowned for his dark and perverse images and his grotesque erotica. His most famous erotic drawings are the illustrations for which book?
The Rape of the Lock
Venus and Adonis
How old was Beardsley when he died at Menton in the south of France?
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