Byam Shaw

John Byam Liston Shaw, Victorian painter in the Pre-Raphaelite tradition
John Byam Liston Shaw, more commonly known as Byam Shaw, was a British painter and illustrator active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Shaw was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite painters who preceded him by a generation, and was one of the last hold-outs to carry their traditions on in the face of waning popularity. Many of his subjects were literary, and some were taken from the poetry of Pre-Raphaelite leader Dante Gabriel Rosetti.

In his later career Shaw turned to teaching, establishing the Byam Shaw and Vicat Cole School of Art with Rex Vicat Cole (later called simply the Byam Shaw School of Art). One of the instructors was Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, another Pre-Raphaelite influenced artist and illustrator who had a long association with Shaw.

See also my previous Eye Candy post on this beautiful painting by Byam Shaw.


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