BYAM SHAW (British / 1872-1919)

John Byam Liston Shaw, usually known simply as Byam Shaw, was born in Madras, India, in 1872. When he was six, his family returned to England. In 1887 Byam Shaw entered the St John's Wood Art Schools on the advice of the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. There, he met his future wife Evelyn Pyke-Nott. In 1890 he transferred to the Royal Academy Schools, where he won the Armitage Prize. Byam Shaw never outgrew the early influence of the Pre-Raphaelites, and as that style of art fell from fashion, so too his star declined. He devoted increasing amounts of time to teaching, and in 1910 with Rex Vicat Cole founded the Byam Shaw School of Art, which in 2003 was incorporated into Central Saint Martins College of Art.

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Selected prints by BYAM SHAW

The Knight and His
Companions, 1898

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