Beerbohm, Sir (Henry) Maximilian (1872 – 1956)


Conhecido como o Incomparável Max, nasceu em Londres em 1872, e estudou na Chaterhouse and Merlton College, Oxford. Casou com a actriz americana Florence Kahn, em 1910, e foi viver (exceptuando durante as duas Guerras Mundiais) para Rapallo, Itália.
Apesar de ser mais conhecido pelo seu trabalho literário e de ensaio, publicou vários volumes daquelas que são consideradas, de um modo quase unânime, caricaturas delicadas, correctas e bem conseguidas;
começando com Twenty-five Gentlemen (Vinte e cinco Cavalheiros) em 1896 e Poet’s Corner (O Canto do Poeta) em 1904.

  Called the Incomparable Max, was born in London in 1872, and was educated at Chaterhouse and Merlton College, Oxford. He married the American actress Florence Kahn, in 1910, and went to live, except during the two World Wars, in Rapallo, Italy.
Although he is best known for his literary and essays work, he has published several volumes of pretty much unanimously considered delicate, unerring, aptly captioned caricatures, beginning with Twenty-five Gentlemen (1896) and Poet’s Corner (1904).