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Larking was born in 1898 in Melbourne, Australia. Educated at the
Institution des Essats, Paris, Territet-Switzerland, Munich, Melbourne
and the G Kroham Hurst School, Croydon. Studied Painting & Drawing
at the Slade School (1920-22 and 1927-28) gaining a certificate in
Figure Drawing in 1920/21. Also studied at the Central School of Arts
and Crafts, and at the Royal College of Art. Elected to the Society of
Graphic Art 1924. Lived in London, also at Toorak, near Melbourne.