Born into a poor family, Sidney Sime worked in a coal mine during his early years. Although he enjoyed a less distinguished education than Sir Edward Burne-Jones or Aubrey Beardsley, he managed to put himself through art school with distinction and entered into the magazine illustration business around the same time as Beardsley. — Paul O'Leary McCann


Sime's Artistic Contexts


Heneage, Simon and Henry Ford. Sidney Sime: Master of the Mysterious. London: Thames and Hudson, 1980.

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