(Herbert) Joseph Cribb
Active: 1911 - 1946
Country of birth and death: England
Born in Hammersmith, London. He was the son of Herbert W. Cribb (born c.1864 in Hackney), a cartographer. Joseph (as he was known) became Eric Gill's assistant when he was fourteen and then his apprentice. From 1924, when Gill left Dichling Common, Cribb established a successful independent practice as a sculptor and letter-cutter. He died in Sussex.
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Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at British Handicrafts by the Arts and Crafts Society and the Red Rose Guild, 1940
Institutional and Business Connections
Member of The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society
Craft member 1946.
Personal and Professional Connections
Apprenticed to (Arthur) Eric Rowton Gill
At the age of fourteen Cribb became Gill's first assistant and apprentice. They worked together until 1924.
Sister/sibling of Lawrence W. Cribb
Descriptions of Practice
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911
'Letter-cutter & Sculptor' worker and Arthur Eric Rowton Gill 'Letter-cutter & Sculptor' employer working at home
Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society: Members and Craftsmen
Catalogue of British Handicrafts by the Arts and Crafts Society and the Red Rose Guild, 1940
Cat. Nos. 144, 209, pp. 14, 19
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911
RG14PN5039 RG78PN223 RD77 SD1 ED2 SN116
England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2007
Name: Herbert J Cribb Birth Date: abt 1892 Date of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1967 Age at Death: 75 Registration district: Cuckfield Inferred County: Sussex Volume: 5h Page: 257
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Herbert Joseph Cribb Date of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1892 Registration district: Fulham Inferred County: Greater London, London, Middlesex Volume: 1a Page: 175
Citing this record
'(Herbert) Joseph Cribb', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib2_1210254464, accessed 25 Oct 2014]