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British collector, curator, lecturer, and writer, born in Penarth, Glamorgan, the son of a solicitor; the ‘H. S.’ stands for Harold Stanley, but from about 1920 he adopted the name ‘Jim’. After leaving school he began training as a painter at *Newlyn and then Edinburgh College of Art, but the First World War interrupted his studies. From 1919 to 1921 he studied at the *Slade School, then became the photographer's assistant at the National Gallery.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)