John Shirley Fox, RBA (British, 1860 – 1939)

The Meeting Place

“The Meeting Place” Oil on Canvas. 28 x 36 inches

John Shirley-Fox R.B.A. He was an English painter, author and collector/scholar of coins. Born in 1860, he lived in London and was educated in Paris in Bouguereau’s Atelier at the Academie Julian. In his youth he exhibited in the Salon de la Societé des Arts between 1887 and 1889. Primarily a portrait painter he also worked outdoors in the English Barbizon style.

In 1890 he moved back to London and had a number of exhibitions in the Society of British Artists and the New Gallery between 1895 and 1904. A typically elegant portrait of the Australian beauty Miss Evelyn Gayre was incorporated into the private gallery of the Queen of England in 1914.