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(b Geneva, 2 Oct. 1866; d London, 7 Oct. 1931). British painter, designer, sculptor, collector, and writer on art. In 1882, while studying wood engraving at Lambeth School of Art, he met fellow student Charles Shannon (b Quarrington, Lincolnshire, 26 Apr. 1863; d Kew, Surrey [now in Greater London], 18 Mar. 1937), a painter and engraver who became his lifelong companion. Kenneth Clark writes that ‘Ricketts did most of the talking.

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