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Shannon, Charles H.

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Biography: Charles Haslewood Shannon (1863-1937) was a figurative painter, and a highly regarded illustrator and printmaker. He studied wood engraving at the Lambeth School of Art in 1882, where he met the artist, illustrator, author, typographer and printer Charles Ricketts (1866–1931), who became his life companion. With Ricketts, Shannon founded the Vale Press (1889–1904), where they published the art periodical ‘The Dial’. Shannon was among the first artists to exploit the medium of lithography as an artistic process in Britain. In 1904, Hugh Lane (1875 – 1915) included Shannon’s work in his exhibition of Irish Art at the Guildhall Art Gallery in London.

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