Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton
(1904 - 1980)
Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton was active/lived in New York / United Kingdom, England. Cecil Beaton is known for celebrity portrait painting, photography, fashion design.
Biography Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton
Sir Cecil Walter Beaton was an English fashion and portrait
photographer, diarist, style icon, interior designer and an Academy
Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre.
He was born on January 14, 1904 in Hampstead the son of Ernest
Walter Hardy Beaton (1867-1936), a prosperous timber merchant, and his
wife Etty Sissons (1872-1962). His grandfather, Walter Hardy Beaton
(1841-1904) had founded the family business of Beaton Brothers Timber
Merchants and Agents, and his father followed into the business. Ernest
Beaton was also an amateur actor and had met his wife, Cecil's mother,
when playing the lead in a play. She was the daughter of a Cumbrian
blacksmith who had come to London t
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