Frank C. Herbst: An Artist and Illustrator from Essex County, New Jersey, and a Case of Mistaken Identity

Joseph W. Hammond


Frank C. Herbst (1890 – 1966) was a prolific and talented Essex County artist who not only provided illustrations for magazines, but also left behind a significant number of well-done landscape views of New Jersey, New York, and the surrounding area. This article outlines his life and career. It also corrects misinformation about Herbst that has been inadvertently disseminated through an important art reference work and the internet to a global audience.

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