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An image of Forum, Rome by Sali Herman

Sali Herman

(Switzerland, Australia 12 Feb 1898 – 03 Apr 1993)

Title
Forum, Rome
Year
1976
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

81.5 x 106.5 cm stretcher; 101.3 x 126.4 x 6.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, black oil "S.Herman.76".
Credit
Gift of the artist in memory of his wife Wanda 1982
Accession number
289.1982
Copyright
© Sali Herman Estate
Location
Not on display
Further information

Sali Herman did not arrive in Australia until 1937, aged 39, by which time he was a mature artist whose tastes and style had been formed by the European traditions absorbed in his early life. Herman found inspiration in the Australian urban environment particularly Sydney. He became a master of intimate, evocative and sometimes melancholy visions of what were once considered the backwaters or humble corners of the city. A prolific painter and traveller until the 1970s Herman enjoyed many successful exhibitions, both in Australia and overseas, and was the subject of a major retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1981. 'Forum, Rome' was painted from experiences on one of Herman's periodic trips to Europe from the mid 1970s.

Barry Pearce,'Older Australian masters', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1992

Bibliography (4)

Barry Pearce, Swiss artists in Australia 1777-1991, 'Sali Herman', pg. 67-84, Sydney, 1991, 82 (colour illus.), 111. cat.no. 60

Barry Pearce., Older Australian masters: an exhibition of works by major Australian artists executed in the later years of their careers, 'Preface', Sydney, 1991, (colour illus.). not paginated, no catalogue numbers

Barry Pearce and Patrick McCaughey, Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara Series, Tokyo, 1985, 28 (colour illus.). cat.no. 11

Barry Pearce, Sali Herman, Sydney, 1981, 86 (illus.). cat.no. 105

Exhibition history (4)

Sali Herman retrospective:

Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara series from the collection of CRA Limited, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, 04 Oct 1985–06 Nov 1985

Swiss artists in Australia 1777-1991:

Older Australian masters: an exhibition of works by major Australian artists executed in the later years of their careers, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 Mar 1992–12 Apr 1992