1912 - 2002

Harold Barklam, was born at 202 Toll End Road, Tipton, Dudley, Staffordshire on 14 January 1912, second son of George Richard Barklam, an iron axle forger, and his wife Gertrude Ellen, who married at Dudley in 1907. He studied at Ryland Memorial School of Art, West Bromwich; the Royal College of Art 1933-1936, under Gilbert Spencer (1892-1979) and at the Birmingham College of Arts and Crafts 1936-1937. An artist and a teacher at various schools of art from 1937, only broken by war service 1940-1946, including schools at West Bromwich; Kidderminster; Lowestoft School of Art, Suffolk 1946-1950, and finally at Derby School of Art 1950-1976. He married at Wednesbury, Wolverhampton in 1939, Marjorie Hale (1907-1995) and they had one daughter. A painter in oil and watercolour and completed a number of mural paintings as well as pictures of stately homes for 'English Life' Publications of Derby. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1947-1950 from Lowesstoft and also exhibited at Derby and Birmingham Art Galleries and elsewhere. He lived at 9 Eastwood Drive, Littleover, Derby and died at Royal Manor Nursing Care Home, Derby on 24 February 2002.

Works by This Artist