1883 - ?

Hubert von Herkomer

Herkomer’s Art School was established by [Sir] Hubert von Herkomer (26 May 1849–31 March 1914) in 1883 and when the school closed in 1904, it had taught more than five hundred students over the twenty years of its existence. The success of the school can be measured by its alumni, including Lucy Kemp-Welch, George Harcourt, E Borough Johnson, Tom Mostyn, William Nicholson, Algernon Talmage, Roland Wheelwright, and many more. In 1905 Lucy Kemp-Welch started her Bushey School of Painting which was in the Art School buildings established by Herkomer. She specialised in ‘Figure and Animal Painting from the Living Model’. The intake of students was less than that of the Herkomer School, but with Lucy Kemp-Welch’s rising fame as an animal artist, a new lease of life came to the Herkomer tradition of teaching. She was an elected member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) and for many years lived in Bushey. She ran her Art School until 1926.
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