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George Sheringham PS RDI (1884-1937)

George Sheringham, PS RDI (1884-1937)

The versatile and eclectic artist, George Sheringham, found his forte when he became a designer of interiors and theatrical productions. In drawing on a deep knowledge of both western and eastern traditions, he created highly seductive worlds of fantasy.

George Sheringham was born in London on 13 November 1884, the elder son of the Rev Harry Alsager Sheringham, the then Vicar of St Peter’s Westminster. Educated at the King’s School, Gloucester, he studied under Henry Tonks at the Slade School of Art (1899- 1901), and then under Harry Becker (1901-4). In 1904, he moved to Paris, and there developed his decorative style through visits to the collection of Eastern art at the Musée Guimet. Exhibiting at the Paris Salon, he may have held solo shows in 1905, in Paris and at the Ryder Gallery, London.

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