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John Byam Shaw

1872 - 1919

Indian-born British Pre-Raphaelite Painter

John Byam Shaw Biography

JOHN BYAM SHAW (1872-1919), English painter, was born at Madras Nov. 13 1872, the son of John Shaw, registrar of the high court of Madras. He came to England in 1878, and his first art teaching was obtained at the St. John's Wood school of art. He entered the Royal Academy schools in 1889, and his picture " Rose Mary " was hung in 1893. One of his best-known works was " Love the Conqueror " (1899). He illustrated a great number of books, among them being Browning's Poems (1898); Tales from Boccaccio (1899); Pilgrim's Progress (1904); Edgar Allan Poe's Tales (1909), etc. In 1911 he established, with Rex Vicat Cole (b. 1870), a school of art at Kensington. He died in London Jan. 26 1919.