Ed Herring


Ed Herring, ‘ACTS’ 1973
ACTS 1973
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Ed Herring was a British artist who had an international career in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He is generally considered to be a conceptual artist.

Born on 26 February 1945 in Southport, Lancashire (Northwest England), son of a telephone engineer, he was christened Albert Edward George. He studied art at Harris School for Art, Preston (Foundation course, 1962-1963); Manchester School of Art (Fine Art degree, 1963-1966); Central School of Art in London (post-graduate study in print, 1966–67).

He taught in a number of institutions in Manchester and London. Sonia Boyce, MBE, was amongst his Foundation Course students at East Ham College of Technology (later to become Newham Community College).

He died in France in 2003.

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