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Oktober 2002



With the same seriousness of purpose and profound humanity that permeates his paintings, Josef Herman provides a vivid evocation of the places and people that inspired his artwork in this memoir. His childhood in the colorful Yiddish-speaking quarter of Warsaw and his fruitful years working in London. Scotland, and Wales are described in detail with vibrancy and eloquence. The places that he traveled to and lived in. such as Israel, Mexico, and New York, are given special attention as sources of learning and artistic inspiration. His discussions of the artists that inspired his work, including Derain, Klee, Millet, and Rivera, offer an insightful look into Herman's artistic process. Herman's own illustrations throughout provide a stunning visualization of this artistic genius's life.


Josef Herman was born in Warsaw and arrived in Britain in 1940. His first exhibition was held in Glasgow in 1942; his first exhibition in London in 1943. In 1944 he moved to the Welsh mining village of Ystradgynlais which inspired some of his best-known work, and where he stayed until 1955. He exhibited regularly at Roland, Browse and Delbanco in London and abroad. He had retrospective exhibitions at Wakefield City Art Gallery in 1955, the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1956, Glasgow in 1975 and the Camden Art Centre in 1980. In 1962 he received a gold medal for services to art in Wales; he was made an O.B.E. in 1981 and elected to the Royal Academy in 1990. Herman has work in the following public collections: Arts Council; British Council; British Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum; Tate Gallery; National Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh; National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; National Gallery of Melbourne; National Gallery of Wellington; National Gallery of Auckland.

EAN: 9781854113122
ISBN: 1854113127
Untertitel: Notes from an Artist's Diary. New ed. Illustrations (some col. ). Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Poetry Wales Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2002
Seitenanzahl: 167 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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