FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
George Sheringham (1884-1937), was a British painter and theatre designer. One of the first recipients of the
Royal Designers for Industry distinction in 1937, he is remembered for his work for the D’Oyly Carte Opera
Company. Sheringham was born in London, the son of an Anglican clergyman. He was educated at the King’s
School, Gloucester, the Slade School of Art (1899–1901), and the Sorbonne, Paris (1904–06). He first exhibited
in Paris and later in Venice, Brussels, and Berlin. His one-man exhibitions included one in Paris in 1905, in
London at the Ryder Gallery the same year, one in Melbourne, one in New York and seven more in London.
He exhibited with the International Society from 1922. Frontispiece to Canadian Wonder Tales, 1917
Though best known as a stage designer and decorative artist, Sheringham also illustrated books by Max
Beerbohm (including The Happy Hypocrite (1915)) and Edmond Rostand (La Princesse Lointaine, 1919). In
1917, he illustrated Canadian Wonder Tales by Cyrus MacMillan. In 1921, he collaborated with his brother
Hugh on a book about fishing, The Book of the Fly Rod. He wrote Drawing in Pen and Pencil (1922), with
James Laver, Design in the Theatre (1927). and with Rupert Mason and R. Boyd Morrison he edited Robes of
Thespis, Costume Designs by Modern Artists (1928). Sheringham obtained a Grand Prix at the Paris Salon in
1925 for mural and theatrical design. An invalid from 1932, he continued to paint flowers.
In 1937, George Sheringham died on 11 November in his home in Hampstead, London, two days before his
Title: "Beach Scene"
Medium: Original Watercolor and Pastel
Framed Size: 14.5" X 17.5"
Image size: 6" x 9"