School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Sir Hubert von Herkomer

Born: 1849, Germany, Bavaria, Landsberg, Waal   Died: 1914, Budleigh Salterton

Painter, designer and illustrator. Son of a German wood-carver. Moved with his family to England, via America, in 1857. Studied at Southampton School of Art, c.1863-64, Munich Academy and the South Kensington Art School, 1866. He then worked mainly as an illustrator seeing his drawings published in the 'Graphic', the 'Illustrated London News', 'London Society' and the 'Cornhill Magazine'. He founded his own art school at Bushey, Hertfordshire, in 1883 and later held the post of Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford between 1885 and 1894. He painted social realist scenes but principally worked as a portraitist after 1880 with sitters including John Ruskin (1819-1900), Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941) and Horatio Herbert Kitchener (1850-1916). He also produced theatre designs, acted and composed music

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Diana Coverdale's Diary PL2132 Prints1860s

Diana's Portrait PL2133 Prints1860s

Story of the Plebiscite PL2134 Prints1860s

Story of the Plebiscite PL2135 Prints1860s

Story of the Plebiscite PL2136 Prints1860s

The Old Wound PL2130 Prints1860s

The Way PL2131 Prints1860s

Too Bad PL13 Prints1860s

Two Letters that Crossed PL5127 Prints1860s

The Woman and the Frog WD96 WaterColourOrDrawings