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Artist of the moment……..Gertrude Hermes


Gertrude Hermes was a British printmaker renown for her work with floral and botanical scenes. Gertrude Hermes was born in Bickley, Kent, England in the year 1901.

Hermes attended the Beckingham School of Art. After one year of study she switched schools attending the Leon Underwood ‘s Brook Green School of Painting and Culture where a fellow classmate was the famed Henry Moore. She would also meet her husband at this school, Blair Hughes- Stanton. Stanton would go on to become a leader in reviving the process of wood engraving.

Hermes taught printmaking at the collegiate level.

Gertrude Hermes passed away in 1983.

Hermes is part of the Tate Museum Collection.

The artist was made an OBE, Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

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