With the same seriousness of purpose and profound humanity that permeates his paintings, Josef Herman provides a vivid evocation of the places and people that inspired his artwork in this memoir. His childhood in the colorful Yiddish-speaking quarter of Warsaw and his fruitful years working in London, Scotland, and Wales are described in detail with vibrancy and eloquence. The places that he traveled to and lived in, such as Israel, Mexico, and New York, are given special attention as sources of learning and artistic inspiration. His discussions of the artists that inspired his work, including Derain, Klee, Millet, and Rivera, offer an insightful look into Herman's artistic process. Herman's own illustrations throughout provide a stunning visualization of this artistic genius's life.
Author Biography: Josef Herman was a painter whose work is part of the permanent collections at the British Museum; the Victoria and Albert Museum; the Tate Gallery; the National Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh; and the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. He was made an Order of the British Empire in 1981 and elected to the Royal Academy in 1990.
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