HERRING, (Herbert) Ralph

1905 - 1979

As Herbert Ralph Herring he was born at Sea Point, Cape Colony (now South Africa) on 1 January and baptised at Cape of Good Hope on 29 January 1905, son of Herbert Herring (1880-1917) and his wife Constance Mary née Alexander (1868-1950). In 1911, a 6 year old living at 18 Kemball Street, Ipswich with his 42 year old widowed mother Constance, who was born at Ipswich. Educated at Ipswich School and at Oriel College, Oxford. His mother had studied at Ipswich Art School and fostered his interest in landscape painting. Since retiring from the Colonial Forestry Service in East Africa has made landscape painting in oil his principal occupation. His painting have been exhibited several venues in London and the provinces and he held an annual exhibition at his home in Culpho, near Ipswich. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1964 from Ipswich and a member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1969 but exhibited from Little Thatch, Culpho, Ipswich in 1966 two oil paintings 'Wraithes' and 'Long Plantation, Suffolk' and 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 from 'Little Thatch', Culpho, Ipswich in 1979, three pictures 'Box Valley', 'Stour' and 'Pines in Breckland'. He died at Camden, London in 1979.

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