The New International Encyclopædia/Shaw, Byam
SHAW, Byam (1872—). An English figure painter, born in Madras. His family removed to London in 1879, and young Shaw studied under J. A. Vinter and at the Royal Academy schools, and first exhibited in 1893. His subjects are usually mediæval and romantic; his work, powerfully influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite School, is imaginative and decorative and rich in detail, and he is a fine colorist. His pictures include: “Rose Mary” (1893); “Love's Baubles” (1897, bought by the Corporation of Liverpool); “The Queen of Hearts,” and “The Queen of Spades,” and portraits.