1890s People - 'B'
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Aubrey Beardsley
By Linda Zatlin The most literary visual artist of the 1890s, Aubrey Vincent Beardsley helped topple strict Victorian mores. Born in Brighton, he attended Brighton Grammar School, where he won popularity making amusing sketches for friends and teachers...
Max Beerbohm
By Kristin Mahoney The question of how to place Max Beerbohm historically must have caused as much confusion for Beerbohm himself as it has for critics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Robert Anning Bell
By Geoffrey Beare Robert Anning Bell was a versatile decorative artist who worked as an illustrator between 1889 and 1912. In 1879 he entered the Westminster School of Art, under the directorship of Professor Fred Brown (1851-1941). He moved to the Royal Academy Schools in 1881, studying in Paris for a year at the Académie Julian and at the studio of the painter Aimé Morot (1850-1913) before completing his studies at the RA Schools in 1887.
John Buchan
By Morgan Holmes John Buchan was born on 26 August 1875 in Perth, Scotland. The eldest son of a Free Church of Scotland minister (also named John) and his wife, Helen Jane Masterton, Buchan gained considerable fame as a creative writer and historian. He also devoted major portions of his career to the law, publishing, and government.