An Invitation to a Christmas Party featured left is by the artist George Sheridan Knowles. Born in Manchester on 25th November 1863, Knowles Studied at the Manchester School of Art, and the Royal Academy Schools in 1884. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1885; and was elected to the R.B.A. (Royal Society of British Artists) in 1889, and the R.I. (Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours) in 1892. He joined the Royal Cambrian Academy (RCA), where he displayed 42 works. In addition to these major London exhibition halls, Knowles exhibited 28 works at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; 32 at the Manchester City Art Gallery and 3 at the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. He spent his final years in London where he died on 15th March 1931. Biographical source: ‘Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900-1950‘ by Grant M. Waters.
- I don’t know about you, but an Invitation to a Christmas Party arrived earlier today – and now I must leave you all to accept this fine invitation – Salut!