Artist biography

Sir James J. SHANNON 1862–1923

Painter of figure subjects and society portraits. Born 3 February 1862 at Auburn, N.Y., U.S.A., of Irish parents. Came to London 1878, studied at the R.C.A. under Poynter 1878–91. Exhibited at the R.A. 1881–1922; also at the Grosvenor Gallery; foundation member of the N.E.A.C. 1886. First one-man exhibition at the Fine Art Society 1896. A.R.A. 1897, R.A. 1909; President of the R.P. 1910–23; knighted 1922. Died in London 6 March 1923. Memorial exhibition at the Leicester Galleries 1923 and included in the R.A. Late Members exhibition 1928.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II