Posted - 02-02-2017


An insight into the life of Josef Herman during the Ystradgynlais Years

Josef Herman, a Polish born artist, was internationally acclaimed for his portraits of miners which he created in Ystradgynlais, South Wales during the 1940s.

His artistic style was bold and distinctive and he was certainly fondly remembered for his depictions of the Welsh mining community. The National Library of Wales is lucky enough to hold many of Herman’s important works from this period.

In our live broadcast on Periscope, on 31 January 2017, Morfudd Bevan, the Library’s Assistant Art Curator, gave us an insight into the artist’s time at Ystradgynlais and to some of his works.



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Bethan Rees ~ Digtial Access



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