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Obituary: Sam Herman
« on: January 30, 2021, 05:57:27 PM »
Samuel Jacob Herman, born Mexico City 25 July 1936, died Lechlade, Gloucestershire, 29 November 2020.

One of the first pupils of Harvey Littleton at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he brought the studio glass movement to Britain, and beyond, in the mid-1960s.

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Re: Obituary: Sam Herman
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2021, 07:29:43 PM »
Greg told me. I didn't know if it was news that was supposed to be let out or not.
There was nothing in any national news I could find; the clocks did not stop; we lost him last November.
Devastating news.
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Re: Obituary: Sam Herman
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 03:13:50 PM »
He gave an  illustrated Talk at the 2019 Biennale in Stourbridge that was well attended, and there was a gallery of his work, some for sale. I bought a book about him to learn more, but sadly do not yet own a piece of his glass!
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Re: Obituary: Sam Herman
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 06:12:38 PM »
Was it the recently published, absolutely glorious book about Sam and his life and works?
I have it too. It's a problem. I want his paintings and sculptures as well as his glass.  ;D
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Re: Obituary: Sam Herman
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2021, 04:04:08 PM »
Its "Sam Herman"-signed by him edited by Rollo Humphries published in 2019. I bought it via Books etc for £25.
There are others but this has a foreword by  Lord David Queensberry of the RCA, still alive at 91 I beleieve ! I knew and worked with him and Martin Hunt of Hunt Queensberry , and will never forget they introduced me to "Torta Gorginzola, one of my now 7 most favourite cheeses ( with  Esrom, Camembert, Brie, Beaufort, Morbier and an extra mature cheddar!

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Re: Obituary: Sam Herman
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2021, 04:37:57 PM »
It is a really beautiful book.  8)
I suspect the signature on p4 in mine is not original, but printed.
I've got some real ones on glass though.
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Re: Obituary: Sam Herman
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2021, 05:54:58 PM »
Sad news indeed. Isle of Wight Studio Glass organised a talk by Sam late in 2015 using IOW Museum of Glass gallery space for the event. We weren't yet open as a museum, but the space had been prepared. The studio and/or Ron Wheeler may have pictures and notes from that talk. Ron interviewed Sam. I have some pictures of my own. I will see what I have.

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