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Painter of figures, particularly workers, in oils, watercolours, gouaches, pastels and pen and wash. Born in warsaw into a Jewish family, he attended the Warsaw School of Art from 1930-1, and in 1935-6 was a co-founder of the group called Phrygian Cap. In 1938 he went to Brusseld and became acquainted with the work of Permeke; in 1940 he moved to Briatin, becoming a British citizen in 1948. He settled first in Glasgow where he knew Jankel Adler, then in London. In 1944 he visited South Wales, finding in the village and the miners of Ystradgynlais a deep source of inspiration. He worked there until 1961 when he moved to Suffolk, returning to live in London in 1972. He travelled widely from the 1950s recording the working people of Europe and in 1968-9 he visited Mexico. He ...

Two Seated Miners - Josef Herman

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Two Seated Miners, 1962

58 x 80 cms
(22.79 x 31.44 in)

Price: £400

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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