Artist biography

Gertrude HERMES b. 1901

Sculptor of figures and portrait busts and wood engraver. Born 18 August 1901 in Bromley, Kent. Studied at Beckenham School of Art 1919–20 and under Leon Underwood 1922–6. Married Blair Hughes-Stanton 1926, divorced 1933. Member of the English Wood-Engraving Society 1926; Society of Wood-Engravers 1933; London Group 1935; R.E. 1951. Worked for the Cresset Press 1926, the Gregynog Press 1932, the Golden Cockerel Press 1936, etc. Designed a mosaic floor, carved fountain and door fittings for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford on Avon, 1930. Spent the 1940–5 war years in Canada and the U.S.A. and executed various commissions there. Teacher of Wood Engraving and Animal Drawing at the Central School from 1948. A.R.A. 1963.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I