A distinguished painter, playwright, actor, composer and film director, the late Sir Hubert von Herkomer left an impression on many including Charles Dickens, Queen Victoria and Vincent van Gogh who acknowledged him as an inspiration.
Sir Hubert believed that every individual should have the chance to pick up a paintbrush, play an instrument or perform on stage. Through his status and personal wealth he continually sought to help the disadvantaged by providing them with a gateway to the arts.
Mark von Herkomer (Sir Hubert’s great-grandson) and celebrity photographer Debbi Clark set out to create a charitable vehicle that celebrated the spirit of Sir Hubert by offering young people an entry point into the arts, with ‘after school arts courses’ at its heart.
By funding after and out of school classes in primary and secondary state schools in England, the Sir Hubert von Herkomer Arts Foundation provides children with the inspiration and tools to develop lifelong artistic passions.
The Foundation also provides primary and secondary state schools in England with arts-related materials and funds out of school trips and excursions.
Patron to the charity is award-winning actress Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, Harry Potter, Penny Dreadful, The Queen) while notable ambassadors include Kate Moss, Damian Lewis, Melanie Sykes and James Purefoy.
We recently produced event invite designs for the Sir Hubert Von Herkomer Foundation’s latest fundraising event to be held at Alon Zakaim Fine Arts in Dover Street, London.
The event featured artworks by emerging artists Steve Burden, Playpaint and Marilyn Durkin alongside works of young people supported by the Foundation from their outreach programmes and school partnerships.
For more information on the von Herkomer Foundation or to make a charitable donation please visit their website.
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