Robert HERDMAN-SMITH

Robert HERDMAN-SMITH
1879

Born at Liverpool, the artist studied at Leeds, London, Paris, Antwerp and Munich. He travelled widely, and painted not only on the European Continent, but in Egypt and Australasia, South America and Japan. He became the Director of the School of Art at Canterbury College, New Zealand before returning to the UK, where he exhibited between 1920 and 1932 from addresses in Newlyn (1920) and Wareham in Dorset (1932).

He is also referenced as holding the tenancy of 5 Piazza Studios, St Ives in the early years of WWII, because the illustrator Harry ROUNTREE took it over from him in 1942.

 

media

Painter, sculptor, etcher, illustrator

exhibitions

Leeds (5)

references

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History (p165)