98 Boundary Road
London NW8 0RH
Open Wed - Sat 11 am to 6 pm
JOSEF HERMAN (1911- 2000) - CENTENARY EXHIBITION
paintings and works on paper
22 April - 5 June 2011
Touring to the National Library of Wales Aberystwyth
15 June - 15 July 2011
Josef Herman was the foreign artist who put the British working class on a pedestal. He
never followed any fashions in art and never courted for favours and as a result, he
remained an outsider. He is probably best remembered for his rendering of Welsh
miners, as he lived in Ystradgynlais for 11 years from 1944 onwards..
Herman was best appreciated during the fifties and sixties when he was shown in a great
number of one-man exhibitions throughout the UK
A major retrospective at the
Whitechapel Gallery in 1956 and a retrospective at the Camden Art Centre in 1980 were
the last time he had public galleries showing his work in London,
The Boundary Gallery hosted numerous one-man shows of his work 1987,1988,1990,
1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2009. We shall be displaying hitherto unseen works
from his Ystradgynlais years and further paintings and works on paper.
s works are represented in many museums in the UK as well as abroad.