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 Austin Osman Spare  (1886 - 1956)

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Lived/Active: England      Known for: Painting, drawing

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Birth
1886
 
Death
1956

Lived/Active
England


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Painting, drawing

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Austin Osman Spare (30 December 1886 - 15 May 1956) was an English artist and occultist who worked as both a draughtsman and a painter.  Influenced by symbolism and the artistic decadence of art nouveau, his art was known for its clear use of line, and its depiction of monstrous and sexual imagery.  In an occult capacity, he developed idiosyncratic magical techniques including automatic writing, automatic drawing and sigilization based on his theories of the relationship between the co (showing 500 of 2006 characters).



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