ref: gVr Apr 22-Jun 5 2011 BOUNDARY GALLERY Josef Herman (1911-2000): Centenary Exhibition - Open a 'pdf' of this press release - return to Galleries PR Index


98 Boundary Road

London NW8 0RH

020 76241126

Open Wed - Sat 11 am to 6 pm


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.