Shannon, James Jebusa (1862-1923) by Scholes, Robert

James Jebusa Shannon (1862 – 1923) He was born in the united states, at Auburn, NY and came to London in 1878. He studied at the Royal College of Art in South Kensington for 3 years, under and Sparkes, and then set up his own portrait practice. Known as a portrait painter in particular, he was a founding member of the New English Art Club (1886) but resigned a few years later when two of his pictures were rejected. He lived in London, settling in Holland Park Circle and was said to have painted more beautiful women than any other artist at that time. Poynter

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