Frank Harris(1856-1931), Journalist and rogue
James Thomas ('Frank') Harris
Sitter in 5 portraits
Born in Great Britain, Harris left for America at the age of fourteen. In 1883 he returned to England, where he became the editor of the Evening News, and later the Fortnightly Review. In 1894 he published his first book, Elder Conklin and Other Stories, and bought the Saturday Review, which he made the most brilliant literary and political weekly of the time. In 1914, after some disastrous journalistic ventures, Harris returned to the United States, where he began publishing a series of Contemporary Portraits - books and short pieces about political and literary figures, including Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, and his colourful, scandalous and inventive autobiography, My Life and Loves.
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 12 November 1913