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