School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Josef Herman

Born: 1911, Poland, Warsaw   Died: 2000, London

Painter and printmaker. Son of a Jewish cobbler. Studied at Warsaw College of Art, 1930-31. He fled Poland in 1938 living in Brussels, Glasgow, London and Ystradgynlais in South Wales, the latter between 1944 and 1953, before settling in London. He collected miniature African tribal figures, an art form which influenced his depictions of working men, particularly Welsh miners. He won the Gold Medal at the 1962 National Eisteddfod and was awarded an OBE in 1981. One of his major works, 'Miners', was commissioned for the 1951 Festival of Britain

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Scene on the Shore PR880 Prints

Two Miners PR806 Prints