Archibald Standish Hartrick was a painter, illustrator, printmaker and draughtsman. He was born in 1864 in Bangalore, India. He first studied medicine at Edinburgh University but moved to the Slade School of Art where he was taught by Alphonse Legros. He then left London for Paris where he studied at the Académie Julian. In Paris he met Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.
In 1889 he returned to London, where he became an illustrator for The Graphic and The Pall Mall Magazine. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1895 until 1907. He was one of the founders of the Senefelder Club and was a member of the New English Art Club.
Hartrick and his wife moved to Gloucestershire, where he spent time painting landscapes and country scenes. He later returned to London to take up teaching. He taught at the Camberwell School of Art and later the Central School.
He died in 1950.