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Austin Spare

 (1886 - 1956)
Austin Osman Spare was active/lived in England.  Austin Spare is known for Painting, drawing.

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Austin Spare


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 conscious and unconscious self.

Born into a working-class family in Snow Hill in London, Spare grew up in Smithfield and then Kennington, taking an early interest in art.  Gaining a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art in South   ...  Displaying 750 of 2006 characters.



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About  Austin Spare

Born:  1886
Died:   1956
Known for:  Painting, drawing