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Title: Obituary: Sam Herman
Post by: Anne 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.

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/feature/sam-herman-obituary (https://www.theartnewspaper.com/feature/sam-herman-obituary)
Title: Re: Obituary: Sam Herman
Post by: chopin-liszt 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.
Title: Re: Obituary: Sam Herman
Post by: sph@ngw 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!
One of the fathers of the Modern British Studio Glass movement!
Title: Re: Obituary: Sam Herman
Post by: chopin-liszt 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
Title: Re: Obituary: Sam Herman
Post by: sph@ngw 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!
Title: Re: Obituary: Sam Herman
Post by: chopin-liszt 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.
Title: Re: Obituary: Sam Herman
Post by: chilternhills 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.

Anton