John Charles Lewis Sparkes
John Charles Lewis Sparkes (c.1833 – 11 December 1907) was an English educationalist and college head.
Born in Brixton, Lambeth UK. He trained at the National Art Training Schools as an art teacher. As an educator, he initiated innovative policies at Lambeth School of Art (later the South London Technical School of Art) where he was Superintendent of Studies.
- 'A Handbook to the Practice of Painting' (1877)
- 'The Classical Composition of John Flaxman, Sculptor' (1879)
- 'Hints on Pottery Painting' (1885)
- 'A Manual of Artistic Anatomy' (1888)
- 'Wild Flowers in Art and Nature' (1894)
- 'Potters: their Arts and Crafts' (1897)