Tuesday Art ATTACK- Byam Shaw "Old Faithful, as the Two Supporters Stood Bolt Upright with Drawn Swords One on Either Side...,"
Posted on April 15 2014
British artist Byam Shaw was born in Madras, India during the British Raj in 1872. When Shaw was a child they moved back to Great Britain. Shaw studied art at St John's Wood Art School and the Royal Academy. In 1892 he won the Armitage Prize for his work "The Judgement of Solomon". Shaw was very popular in his early career. Pre-Raphaelite work was a great influence to him. He painted "Old Faithful, as the Two Supporters Stood Bolt Upright with Drawn Swords One on Either Side...," for The Adventures of Akbar in 1913. Shaw later worked as a teacher and founded his own school the Byam Shaw School of Art. During World War I Shaw severed with the Artists Rifles Regiment and later illustrated for the newspapers. Shaw passed away at the young age of 46 in 1919.