Isaac wanted to attend art school, his
family could not afford the tuition fees and, in
1904, at the age of just 14, Isaac was apprenticed
to an engraver on Fleet Street. While we have been
unable to find any official apprenticeship papers
relating to Rosenberg, if your ancestor served an
apprenticeship it is worth looking into this as
a source of information.
Not discouraged, Isaac attended evening art classes
at Birbeck College on Fleet Street after work, and
his persistence paid off in 1911 when three wealthy
Jewish benefactors, Mrs. Delissa Joseph, Mrs Herbert
Cohen and Mrs Henrietta Lowy, financed his entry to
the Slade School of Art at a cost of £21 a year.
By the time Isaac had finished his studies three
years later, his poor health had returned and he went
to stay with his older Sister Minnie in South Africa
to convalesce in the warm climate.