Frederick Herrick was born in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire and studied at Leicester School of Art and the Royal College. He served in the Grenadier Guards during the First World War and was severely injured at Hulluch in 1915. Herrick was Head of the Studio at the Baynard Press, a printing company that pioneered the use of photolithography. He taught for a time at the Royal College of Art as Instructor in Drawing and later at Brighton School of Art., where his classes included mural painting. Herrick’s work had a wry charm that combined image and text in elegant and graceful balance, perhaps his best known work was the Lion he designed as a symbol for the British Empire Exhibition in 1924.