John Frederick Herring Sr
(1795 - 1865)
John Frederick Herring, Sr was active/lived in England. John Herring Sr is known for painting-coaches and racing genre.
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John F. Herring was born in Surrey, England in 1795. For four years he drove the coach, "York and London Highflyer", and painting in his leisure, gained a reputation as the "coachman-painter".
He eventually devoted himself entirely to painting, receiving the only art instruction of his career from Abraham Cooper. For thirty-three successive years he painted the winners of the races at St. Leger.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1826; at the British Institution and the Society of British Artists from 1841-1852.
He died in 1865 at Tunbridge Wells, England.
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