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George Henry Sheringham (1884-1937)

Painter and theatrical designer, born in Marylebone, London. He entered the Slade School of Fine Art where he studied between 1899-1901, furthering his studies privately with artist Harry Becker, 1901-04. Sheringham spent time in Paris where he held his first solo exhibition in 1905 before travelling to Algeria, Portugal, Belgium and in Brittany. On his return to Britain he held his first show in London at the Brook Street Art Gallery in 1908 and earned his living designing posters and teaching. In 1910 he staged his first showing of decorative fans and silk panels at the Ryder Gallery to great acclaim by the Studio Magazine and thereafter launched a successful career as a decorative designer, theatrical designer and illustrator. He was a member of the Pastel Society and by 1915 had begun to illustrate books. In 1924 he began a long association with theatre impresario Nigel Playfair at London's Lyric Theatre which in turn led to co


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