These journals provide great insight into the mind and art of one of the great 20th century artists. Though born in Poland, he is best known for his paintings of Welsh miners, for it was workers that inspired him, and he painted them with great simplicity, almost as monuments to work, and often with the sun and sky behind them so that they looked like latter-day saints. The journals reveal his artistic heritage, who inspired him, what he was in painters, what he thought of their technique. This is a fascinating book for anyone interested in art.
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(256mm x 198mm x 25mm)
Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
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Author Biography - Josef Herman
1911 Born in Poland, he left in 1938 to study art in Belgium. Escaped the Nazis, fleeing to France and then go Glasgow, where he started exhibiting his art. 1944 moved to Ystradgynlais in Wales for 11 years. Held regular exhibitions. 1990 appointed Royal Academician.