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‘A Gentle Wildness’: the Natural World of Gertrude Hermes
27th February 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Gertrude Hermes: Birds
© The Estate of Gertrude Hermes
© The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Gertrude Hermes OBE (1901-1983) was one of the most exciting and innovative wood engravers of the 20th century. This talk will demonstrate her enduring fascination with nature – from water, whales and fish to trees and flowers. With examples drawn from her sketchbooks, prints and sculpture, it will focus on her training and technique, as well as highlighting literary and personal influences on her work. With Dr Caroline Palmer, Western Art Print Room Supervisor and touring exhibitions curator, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
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