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Beaton, Cecil

 Signed limited edition prints, artists proofs and rare photographs by Cecil Beaton, including the Maquette for Winged Squadrons, and a selection of Still Life paintings. 

Cecil Beaton (1904 – 1980) remains one of the most influential people in photography and costume design of the twentieth century.

Beaton began his career as chronicler and contemporary of London’s bohemian scene in the 1920’s and 30’s. His unique style of peculiar backgrounds for his sitters was developed while he worked as staff photographer to both Vanity Fair and Vogue. He became so feted throughout this period that he was able to publish The Book of Beauty in 1930, and was chosen to photograph the wedding of the Duke of Windsor to Wallis Simpson, and later Queen Elizabeth in 1939.
During the tenure of the Second World War, Beaton drew a different type of fame for his photographs of the damage caused by the bombing of London. Working for the British Ministry of Information, Beaton is responsible for some of the most enduring images of the Second World War, including those that upon publication in the USA prompted the public protest for America to join the Allied forces.

After the war, Beaton returned to photographing society and celebrity, but also diverted his interests into costume and set design. Among others accolades, Beaton was awarded and Oscar for Gigi (1958) and two more for his work on My Fair Lady.

 Signed limited edition prints, artists proofs and rare photographs by Cecil Beaton, including the Maquette for Winged Squadrons, and a selection of Still Life paintings. 

Cecil Beaton (1904 – 1980) remains one of the most influential people in photography and costume design of the twentieth century.

Beaton began his career as chronicler and contemporary of London’s bohemian scene in the 1920’s and 30’s. His unique style of peculiar backgrounds for his sitters was developed while he worked as staff photographer to both Vanity Fair and Vogue. He became so feted throughout this period that he was able to publish The Book of Beauty in 1930, and was chosen to photograph the wedding of the Duke of Windsor to Wallis Simpson, and later Queen Elizabeth in 1939.
During the tenure of the Second World War, Beaton drew a different type of fame for his photographs of the damage caused by the bombing of London. Working for the British Ministry of Information, Beaton is responsible for some of the most enduring images of the Second World War, including those that upon publication in the USA prompted the public protest for America to join the Allied forces.

After the war, Beaton returned to photographing society and celebrity, but also diverted his interests into costume and set design. Among others accolades, Beaton was awarded and Oscar for Gigi (1958) and two more for his work on My Fair Lady.

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  1. Cecil Beaton’s Mother.
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    BEATON, Cecil.

    Cecil Beaton’s Mother. c. 1920s

    £1,750

    Exhibited at the Cecil Beaton Memorial Exhibition at the Parkin Gallery, London, 1983 and at the Cecil Beaton Exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1986. Labels to both of these exhibitions are attached to the verso of the frame. Read more

  2. Still life with fruit and flowers.
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    BEATON, Cecil.

    Still life with fruit and flowers. c.1930

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    Signed by the artist. Read more

  3. Still Life on a book.
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    BEATON, Cecil.

    Still Life on a book. c.1930

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