1905 - 1979

Herbert Ralph Herring was born at Sea Point, Cape Colony (now South Africa) on 1 January 1905 and baptised at Cape of Good Hope on 29 January 1905, son of Herbert Herring (1865-19 July 1907), an accountant and municipal clerk to Green Point and Sea Point, Cape Colony, and his wife Constance Mary née Alexander (19 September 1868-28 January 1950). Herbert the elder died at 'Gippeswyk', Belle View Road, Sea Point, South Africa on 19 July 1907, aged 42 and his then pregnant wife returned to England. In 1911, Herbert Ralph was 6-year-old, living at 18 Kemball Street, Ipswich with his 42-year-old widowed mother Constance, who was born at Ipswich. Ralph, as he was known, was educated at Ipswich School and at Oriel College, Oxford. His mother had studied at Ipswich School of Art and fostered his interest in landscape painting. Since retiring from the Colonial Forestry Service in East Africa, Ralph made landscape painting in oil his principal occupation. His paintings have been exhibited at several venues in London and the provinces and he held an annual exhibition at his home in Culpho, near Ipswich. A member and exhibitor from Ipswich at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle in 1964 and a member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1969 and exhibited from Little Thatch, Culpho, Ipswich in 1966, two oil paintings 'Wraithes' and 'Long Plantation, Suffolk', the following year an oil 'Autumn Beech, Butley' and at the centenary of Ipswich Art Club in 1974, an oil 'Farm Bridge, Iken Marshes' and in 1979 again from 'Little Thatch', Culpho, Ipswich three pictures 'Box Valley', 'Stour' and 'Pines in Breckland'. Herbert Ralph Herring died at Little Thatch, Culpho, Ipswich on 9 August 1979.

Works by This Artist