Born: July 17, 1852, New York.
Died: June 1, 1913, Illinois.
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois.
John was the husband of Frances Shaw.
He attended the Hershey School of Musical Art in Chicago, and studied with Frederic Grant Gleason for about three years.
His works include:
If you know where to get a good photo of West (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),