James Allen Shuffrey BWS
James Allen Shuffrey BWS (1859 - 1939) was born in Witney and moved to Oxford in 1902, where he lived for the rest of his life. He was elected one of the first memebers of The British Watercolour Society and became well-known for his paintings in and around Oxford. He was particularly well-known for capturing scenes before a building was about to be demolished or a major change in the landscape was to take place. Large bodies of his work are held by various Oxford museums, some of the collections are viewable online. Several one-man exhibitions have been held over the years. His son Reginald Allen Shuffrey was also a successful artist and photographer. His work included a great body of WWI drawings, motoring, advertising and Oxford varsity magazine, his career included illustrating "The Motor" from 1912-1944, "Morris Owner" magazine and "Motorcycling Manual" ; designing signs for Castrol and Christmas cards for Thomas Cook and "Golfing" magazine.