John Byam Liston Shaw

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John Byam Liston Shaw

English painter and draftsman

Born 1872 - Died 1919

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The Caged Bird

1907

Oil on canvas

94 x 71 cms | 37 x 27 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

The Woman, the Man and the Serpent

Oil on canvas

182.3 x 54.1 cms | 71 3/4 x 21 1/4 ins

Private collection, ,

Ballad of Luther

Watercolor on paper

35 x 25 cms | 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

King of Scots and Andrea Browne

Watercolor and gum arabic on p

35 x 25 cms | 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

The Baffled Knight

Watercolor on paper

35 x 26 cms | 13 3/4 x 10 ins

Public collection, ,

The Bard

1899

Oil On Panel

20 x 30 cms | 7 3/4 x 11 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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Byam Shaw, as he was always known, was born in India. In 1878 he returned to Britain with his parents. The family settled in London, where Shaw senior practised as a solicitor. When Shaw was fifteen, Millais advised that he should study at St Johns Wood Art Schools, where the training was rigorous. He was later admitted to the Royal Academy Schools. He became an affable, extrovert, highly popular individual. His first picture to be accepted by the Royal Academy was in 1893. It was inspired by a Rossetti poem.

Source: Victorian Art in Britain.