Keith Vaughan (1912-1977) was a British painter who was used his own photography as the basis for some of his art. As a gay man who came of age in the first half of the 20th Century, Vaughan struggled with his sexuality, particularly in view of the legal climate of the time. He wrote in his journal in 1965, "It is difficult to bear in mind that with all one's honours, distinctions, successes etc, one remains a member of the criminal class." Terminally ill with cancer, Vaughan committed suicide in his studio while writing in that journal. Today is Keith Vaughan day on the blog,
and this photo of him was taken by Francis Goodman in 1947.