Beresford Egan - Cyprian Masques - Megilla, 1929 (Art Deco) - Framed Picture - 16"H x 12"W
A 16"H x 12"W framed Picture of 'Beresford Egan - Cyprian Masques - Megilla, 1929'
Beresford Egan was an English satirical draughtsman, painter, novelist and playwright.
He spent two years as a precocious sports cartoonist on the Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg.
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.
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.
Egan created numerous illustrations and book covers for works of Aleister Crowley, Pierre Louÿs and Charles Baudelaire.