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Josef Herman OBE RA (1911-2000)

JOSEF HERMAN OBE RA (1911-2000)
19 March 2022 - 3 April 2022

Aldeburgh

Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh are excited to announce an exhibition of works by the Polish Jewish artist Josef Herman. The entire collection of watercolours, ink washes, pencil drawings and lithographs have been in a private collection which has been accumulated over many years and is now being sold through Thompson’s Gallery. Josef Herman’s work often depicted workers as its subject and was inherently political and living and painting as he was in the heart of the South Wales mining community, he soon embraced and produced work with subjects that so many could relate to; miners at the coal face, farm folk, harvesters, mothers and their children, simple landscapes and even nudes and still lifes.

There are examples of all of these subjects in this collection and represent the simplicity which Herman communicated of the working classes. We are showing samples of the iconic miners as well as the sketch of the women of Greenham Common which show Herman’s commitment to painting politically evocative subjects.