Harold Herbert
Harold Herbert

Harold Herbert

Born: 1891
Died: 1945

Harold Brocklebank Herbert (1891-1945), artist, was born on 16 September 1891 at Ballarat, Victoria, son of locally born George Herbert, organist and music teacher, and his wife Jane Brocklebank, née Coward, from Lancashire, England. He attended Ballarat College and studied architecture and applied design at the Technical School of Design attached to the Fine Art Gallery. He later transferred with the school to the Ballarat School of Mines. Herbert's talents were early recognized by Ponsonby Carew-Smyth, art inspector with the Victorian Education Department, and he moved to Melbourne in 1912 to become Carew-Smyth's assistant. Three years later he became art master at his old school but abandoned teaching in 1919.