John Rogers Herbert, R.A.

John Rogers Herbert, R.A. (1810-1890) was a Royal Academician, an established and well-respected member of the British art scene. He had been a successful painter of portraits and romantic genre scenes until the early 1840s, when his conversion to Catholicism changed the tone of his art.

Art Attack!

Art can seem mysterious, irrelevant. Something only for those “in the know”. But stop to give art a chance- focus your attention onto it for a bit, and it pounces! As an art historian I passionately believe that because a work of art is  the product of its culture, it will always have something to say, something to teach us, some new beauty to reveal. So give it a second look. Then duck.