Laurence Binyon

(1869 - 1943 / Lancaster / England)

Laurence Binyon
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Robert Laurence Binyon was born in Lancaster, the son of a clergyman, and educated at St Paul's School and Trinity College, London where he won the Newdigate Prize for Poetry. From Oxford Binyon went in 1893 to work in the British Museum's Department of Printed Books, before transferring two years later to the Department of Prints and Drawings where he eventually became Keeper, and an authority on Oriental Art. His book Painting in the Far East (1908) was the first book on the subject to be written in any European language. Binyon was also an expert on Japanese and Chinese Art.

His first volume of poetry, Lyric Poetry was published in 1894. His early poems show him experimenting ... more »

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