Carboniferous Collision: Josef Herman’s Epiphany in Ystradgynlais

An account of Expressionist painter Josef Herman’s life from his birth in Poland in 1911 to his formative years in Ystradgynlais during the 1940s-50s. Here he met his ‘epiphany’ in an encounter with Welsh miners coming off shift. Silhouetted against the evening sunset they provided him with a form he was to make his own. In the process he contributed hugely to 20th century Welsh art.

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