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Josef Herman

Born: 1911
Died: 2000

Born in Warsaw of Jewish ancestry Herman came to Britain at the start of World War II. Settling in South Wales and working in a broadly expressionist style the Welsh mining community became the main artistic focus for Herman’s ‘modern humanism’. One of his major works was a mural entitled Miners for the Festival of Britain in 1951. Herman received much public acclaim being awarded a gold medal for his services to Welsh Art, being a John Moore’s prize winner, made a Royal Academician and awarded an O.B.E.

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