School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Gertrude Hermes

Born: 1901, UK, England, Kent, Bromley   Died: 1983

Painter, printmaker, illustrator and designer. Wife of Blair Hughes-Stanton (1902-1981). Studied at Beckenham School of Art, 1920-21, before attending the Brook Green School of Art run by Leon Underwood (1890-1975), 1921-25. Awarded a Prix de Rome for engraving in 1925. Moved to Wales in 1931 to work for the Gregynog Press. During the Second World War she undertook war work in Canada, 1940-45. On her return she re-occupied teaching posts at St Martin's and Camberwell Schools of Art and then later taught at the Central School of Art and Design and, from 1966, at the Royal Academy Schools. She was a founder member of 'The Islanders' group and an Associate of the Royal Academy. She produced wood engravings and linocuts but also designed glass panels for the British Pavilions at the 1937 Paris and 1939 New York World Fairs

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

(I) Where We Agree; Beauty and Song; The Shadow PR4806 Prints

(II) Past and Present; To-morrow-To-night PR4807 Prints

(III) Light & Darkness; Married Couples; Brother Gods PR4808 Prints

(IV) Alone; The Supper; When We Forget PR4809 Prints

(IX) A Lullaby of Rest; Last Thoughts; Love's Rivals PR4814 Prints

(V) Faults; Fortunes; Stings PR4810 Prints

(VI) Old Green Orchard; Pecking; The Peacemaker PR4811 Prints

(VII) Marvellous Ears; Laws of Beauty; Foolish Tongue PR4812 Prints

(VIII) Good and Evil; Regret; Three Score and Ten PR4813 Prints

(X) True or Fickle; Love and Money; The Great Lovers PR4815 Prints

Aquarium PR1505 Prints

Avocets PR2423 Prints

Burning Stubble PR1504 Prints

Carp PR1536 Prints

Deer PR1534 Prints

Heron PR1537 Prints

Lovers II PR3057 Prints

Lovers IV PR3058 Prints

Lovers VI PR3059 Prints

Ringnet Fishers PR1503 Prints

Self Portrait PR2422 Prints

Snake and Tortoise PR1533 Prints

Spider and Bat PR1532 Prints

Stonehenge PR938 Prints

The Lovers Songbook PR1923 Prints

The Peat Cutters PR2001 Prints

The Ram III PR5154 Prints

Tree PR1535 Prints