Mark Lancelot Symons (1887-1935) was a British Symbolist painter with religious overtones, and he was a follower of the Pre-Raphaelite artists. His father was the artist William Christian Symons, and the family was staunchly Catholic. His brother Phillip, became a Benedictine monk and served as organist at Downside Abbey. Mark attempted on a number of occasions to enter the priesthood but eventually decided against. He worked for the Catholic Evidence Guild (1918-1924) and often addressed people at Hyde Park Corner in London.
He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1905-1909, and his circle of artist friends included Whistler, John Singer Sargent and Hercules Brabazon. It wasn't until 1924 that he turned to painting full-time, exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1927 and thereafter until his death.
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