Herbert TIdmarsh GEORGE

Herbert Tidmarsh GEORGE

Herbert Tidmarsh George was a student of John Noble BARLOW, with whom he worked in Lamorna in the winter of 1906. He was born and brought up in Clerkenwell, London, the son of John Bellamy George, who described himself as an artist in woven fabrics and carpet designer, and his wife Elizabeth. Herbert had studied art previously at South Kensington and at Bushey, and in 1891 was living and working with his father in Islington. He married Edith Wilkinson in the same year and was living in Hindhead, Surrey.

He is first recorded in Cornwall in 1906, when he sold the work 'Landscape with Sheep' at Newlyn, and also exhibited 'Mousehole' at the RCPS exhibition that year. He indicated that he had studied in both Newlyn and St Ives and so will have spent time at the Forbes School as well as with Barlow.

His first success at the Royal Academy was in 1907 with 'In the Vale of Lamorna' and the following year he exhibited 'The Woods of Rosemorran from Keneggie'. He continued to visit west Penwith over the course of the next few years and was staying at Cliff House Hotel at the time of the 1911 census.

By 1915 he had moved to Hampstead, and then by 1926 to Gomshall, Surrey. He remarried Ethel Mary Loftus in 1931 and continued to exhibit until at least 1939. However, very few of his paintings have surfaced. Ethel and he were living at Havant, Hampshire at the time of his death in December 1957.



works and access

Landscape with Sheep; Mousehole; In the Vale of Lamorna; The Woods of Rosemorran from Keneggie; 


RCPS (1906); RA (1907);