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Australian artist

Herman, Sali (1898-1993)

Portrait of Captain Sali Herman, official war artist; taken in Melbourne Victoria, 1945; from the collection of the Australian War Memorial 089286

Herman was born in Zurich, studying there and in Paris between 1914 and 1923. He arrived in Australia in 1937, settling in Sydney. Enlisting in the second AIF in 1941, he served in a camouflage unit and was an official war artist from 1945 until 1946. He employed strong colourful forms in evoking compassion for his subjects.

The artworks in this exhibition

Australian War Memorial Canadian War Museum Imperial War Museum