IF ONLY THEY'D LIVED

As many of you know, I study art history as a hobby and love to learn of new (to me anyway) artists.

James Guinevan Seymour of Redbubble (see his work here) has introduced me to the work of sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915).

Looking at Henri’s wonderful work made me sad to consider how great he could have become if he hadn’t been killed in action in 1915.

I can’t help but wonder whether Henri Gaudier-Brzeska would have surpassed many of the famous sculptors of the 20th century had he lived beyond his mid twenties.

Here are a few examples of his work and thanks again to James for telling me about him.

…. and here is the sculptor himself:

Another artist who died in his mid-twenties (tuberculosis) was the English pen and ink artist, Aubrey Beardsley (21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898). Beardsley managed to make his name known before his death and has been an immense influence on pen and ink artists all over the world.

Here is Aubrey:

… and here are a few of his works:

When I was a young and still at home, this last one (Salome) was on my bedroom wall as a poster and my mother didn’t like it one bit :)

IF ONLY THEY'D LIVED

BLYTHART

Blyth, United Kingdom

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