Cecil Beaton (English, b. 1904 - 1980)
Sir Cecil Beaton was born on January 14, 1904, in London, England. In the 1920s, he was hired as a staff photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue, where he earned renown for a unique style of posing sitters with unusual backgrounds. Beaton later became an award-winning costume designer for the stage and big screen. He died of a heart attack in England on January 18, 1980.