ALBERT EDWARD BERBANK 1896 -1961 S.G.A., MSIA, NRD, FCIAD
Oil on board 15 ½ x 23 ¾ inches Framed size 16 ¾ x 25 ¼ inches Signed & label verso
Albert Edward Berbank was born in Nottingham on 3 October 1896, son of John Berbank. He became a painter of oils & watercolours; was a wood engraver and illustrator in black and white.He studied at Nottingham School of Art from 1912 to 1916, at St. Martin's School of Art from 1924-1934 and at Westminster School of Art under Bernard Meninsky and Walter Bayes from 1934 to 1936. Berbank was a member of the Society of Graphic Art; the Society of Industrial Artists; Fellow of Central Institute for Art & Design; listed in the National Register of Designers.He exhibited his work at the Royal Academy; the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours; the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts; the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers/Printmakers; the Society of Graphic Art.He had one man shows at the New Vision Centre and Moulton Gallery. Berbank also found time to lecture on abstract painting and was art master at Bridgeford County School.He was the joint author with R. H. Elliott for the Lenton Times, with an article on the archaeological investigations on Lenton Priory carried out in the 1940s that was published in Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire.
The Burbank’s are recorded living at 73 Prebend Gardens, Stamford Brook W6 and 30 Church Street, New Lenton He died in Stamford Brook, London 1 December 1967.