BUDD, Herbert Ashwin

1881 - 1950

Herbert Ashwin Budd

Herbert Ashwin Budd was born at Ford Green, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire on 10 January 1881 and baptised at Norton-in-the-Moors on 27 March 1881, third child and only son of Thomas Budd (1845-1928), a surgeon's assistant, and his wife Henrietta Octavia née Ashwin (1850-1921), who married at Sneyd Holy Trinity Church on 13 December 1871. By 1891 they had moved to Cooper Street, Wolstanton, Staffordshire, 47-year-old Thomas and 41-year-old Henrietta, with 10-year-old Herbert Ashwin, a scholar, and his three sisters, Lena Maud 18, Caroline Elizabeth 15, both pupil teachers, and Marian Elsie 8. Herbert was an apprentice lithographer at Allbut & Stanley, printers at Hanley and on 1 November 1901, elected a member of the Amalgamated Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers, Engravers & Process Workers but resigned the following year. Herbert studied at Hanley School of Art 1903-1907 and won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, South Kensington 1907-1910 and in 1911, a 30-year-old 'artist painter' living at 241 King's Road, Chelsea, with co-occupier, 27-year-old Scottish 'artist painter' John Daniel Revel (1881-1967). An artist who painted portraits and landscapes in oils and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy 1908-1948 including in 1910 two oil paintings 'A Morning Walk' and 'At the Door' also an Associate of the Royal College of Art from 1907 and a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters from 1921. He also exhibited at the New English Art Club and the Paris Salon and in 1933 exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from 76 Fulham Road, London S.W.3, an oil 'Summer' and in 1935 two oils 'The Adventure' and 'Making the Rick' and during the 1930s he did work for London Transport, designing posters. He married at Chelsea in 1915, Helen Margaret MacKenzie (16 September 1879-4 May 1966), also an artist. A tutor at St Martin's School of Art 1929-1949 and in 1939, a teacher of art, living at 10 Sydney Close, Kensington, London with his wife Helen. Herbert Ashwin Budd died at 10 Avenue Studios, Sydney Close, Chelsea on 3 June 1950, the Hanley Art Gallery had a memorial exhibition the following year. His works are in the collections of the Imperial War Museum, Royal Society of Chemistry, City of London Corporation, Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. He signed his work 'H. A. Budd'.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 33 South Parade, Chelsea
1908 1160 The Source - watercolour
from 294 King's Road, Chelsea
1909 440 Sun-dust
1910 493 The Morning Walk: Portrait group
         548 At the Door
1911 159 Bacchus and Silenus
         391 Portrait of a Lady
from 28 Trafalgar Square, Chelsea
1919 368 The Artist's Wife
1920 1123 The Return - wood engraving
from 17 Beaufort Mansions, Chelsea, Southwest London
1922 75 Adventure
1923 617 The Firework Display on the Serpentine
1924 286 Miss Hazel Acheson
         596 Night Scene: Piccadilly Circus
1925 387 Toil and Dreams
1926 375 The Bird Shop
from Studio 2, 332 Kings Road, Southwest London
1927 675 Flower Sellers: Piccadilly Circus
1928 85 The Chessboard
         695 A London Pavement
from 10 Avenue Studios, 76 Fulham Road, Southwest London
1930 457 The Critics
1932 442 Old England
1933 134 The Choice
         159 Summer
         214 The Adventure
1934 631 Winds
1935 291 Miss Catherine Dunkley
1936 563 The Refusal
1937 676 Death in Winter
1939 538 The Boating Party
         557 In Praise of Summer
         635 Lamplight
1941 151 The End of the Story
1946 491 Winter Morning
1948 125 Lavender in Bloom
1941, 1946, 1948




Works by This Artist