Sir Hubert von Herkomer

Sir Hubert von Herkomer

Birth
Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 31 Mar 1914 (aged 64)
Budleigh Salterton, East Devon District, Devon, England
Burial Bushey, Watford Borough, Hertfordshire, England
Memorial ID 35813011 · View Source
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Painter RA RWS RI RE, film-director, illustrator, printmaker, stage designer, writer and teacher. He left Germany in 1851 with his wife and child for the United States, settling in Cleveland, Ohio, but returned to Europe and settled in Southampton in 1857. He studied at Southampton School of Art, the Munich Academy and at South Kensington Art School, where like his fellow student Luke Fildes, he was influenced by the work of Frederick Walker. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1869, his famous "The Last Muster" was one of the pictures of the year in 1875. He opened his own art school in Bushey, Hertfortshire, and during the period from 1883 to 1904, he trained over 500 students. The School was very successful, and students there included Lucy Kemp-Welch, who managed the School after von Herkomer. The majority of his works are exhibited at the Bushey Museum. He was knighted by Queen Victoria, and in 1899 awarded "Pour le Mérite" by Kaiser Wilhelm II.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 12 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35813011
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Hubert von Herkomer (26 May 1849–31 Mar 1914), Find a Grave Memorial no. 35813011, citing St. James' Churchyard, Bushey, Watford Borough, Hertfordshire, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .