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James Jebusa
Shannon
American artist
born 1862- died 1923

Nationality:
American


Biographical Information

Sir James Jebusa Shannon, although he was born in Auburn, New York in 1862, moved to London in 1878 to establish his career in England. He studied at the South Kensington School of Art under Sir Edward Poynter, before attracting the attention of the Royal Academy. Shannon later had the honor of becoming a full Academician. He received a commission from Queen Victoria in 1880 and 1881, which started what was to become an established carrier as a court painter by the mid 1890's. By the end of the 1800s, his reputation as a portrait painter was second only to John Singer Sargent. He became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, (R.B.A.) and being from Irish decent, was also able to gain membership to the Royal Hibernian Academy (R.H.A.). He was eventually knighted by the Queen in 1922, shortly before his death in 1923.

- by Kara Lysandra Ross

Sources

Kenneth McConkey, Edwardian Portraits, Antique Collectors Club, 1987, p.119
Important British Paintings and Watercolors, Sotheby's London, June 8, 1999
   Artist Portraits

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In The Springtime

-1886
Oil on canvas
127 x 101.6 cm
(50" x 40")
Private collection

Added: 2002-05-01
Jungle Tales

-1895
Oil on canvas
87 x 113.7 cm
(34¼" x 44.76")
Metropolitan Museum of Art (Manhattan, New York, United States)

Added: 2012-06-21
Magnolia

-1899
Oil on canvas
181.9 x 99.7 cm
(71.61" x 39¼")
Metropolitan Museum of Art (Manhattan, New York, United States)

Added: 2012-06-21
Portrait of a Young Girl

-1901
Oil on canvas
189 x 107 cm
(74.41" x 42.13")
Private collection

Added: 2012-06-21
Young Woman In Blue ­­ Miss H. Strom

Oil on canvas
62.9 x 52.1 cm
(24.76" x 20.51")
Private collection

Added: 2005-01-02
The Squirrel

-1896
Oil on canvas
94.3 x 51.3 cm
(37.13" x 20.2")
The Brooklyn Museum (New York, New York, United States)

Added: 2012-06-21
A Portrait Of Ruby Miller

Oil on canvas
195.6 x 106.7 cm
(77.01" x 42.01")
Private collection

Added: 2002-03-14
Portrait Of A Lady

-1894
Oil on canvas
91.4 x 71.1 cm
(35.98" x 27.99")
Private collection

Added: 2002-03-14
Michealmas

Oil on canvas
113 x 80 cm
(44.49" x 31½")
Private collection

Added: 2002-06-03
White Lilies

Oil on canvas
127 x 89.5 cm
(50" x 35.24")
Private collection

Added: 2002-05-01