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Oast Houses with Peasant in Blue
© estate of Josef Herman. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo credit: Royal Academy of Music

Oast Houses with Peasant in Blue

Josef Herman (1911–2000)

Royal Academy of Music

Polish-born painter who became a British citizen in 1948. He was born in Warsaw, the son of a Jewish cobbler, and studied at the Warsaw School of Art, 1930–31. In 1938 he moved to Brussels, then in 1940 to Glasgow, where he became a friend of another Polish refugee, Jankel *Adler. He moved to London in 1943, then from 1944 to 1953 lived in the Welsh mining village of Ystradgynlais. Ill health forced him to seek a drier climate and subsequently he lived in London and Suffolk.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)


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