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The Seagull by Josef Herman

The Seagull by Josef Herman

In this drawing Josef Herman uses a few simple lines and marks to create an image with life and a three dimensional quality. Herman is renowned for his ability to produce simple and effective sketches in ink using crisp lines. Herman is better known for his studies of human labour and in particular for his series of images of Welsh miners. In 1944 Herman settled in a Welsh village near Swansea where he became part of the mining community, producing sketches and paintings of the people he knew.