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Cecil Beaton

Photographer, designer, painter, writer

1904 - 1980 London

One of the most celebrated British Portrait Photographers of the Twentieth Century and is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style. 

Sir Cecil Walter Hardy BeatonCBE was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer,diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre.

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Best known for his fashion and portrait photography as well as his Academy-Award-winning stage and costume design, Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980) exemplified the very best of the beau monde. His acerbic wit, on full view in The Unexpurgated Diaries, could be summed up in his belief, “Perhaps the world’s second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.”
How Cecil Beaton Transformed Hotel Rooms Into Destinations
Cecil Beaton hated hotel rooms — at least, as they looked when he checked in. But by the very nature of his work, the great interior designer, costumer, photographer, and artist spent a lot of time away from his home in England, and that meant staying in hotels, especially in New York. So, of course, he did what any self-respecting world-class aesthete would: change everything.
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