Sali Herman

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Sali Herman
Sali Herman in 1945.jpg
Sali Herman as a captain in 1945
Born 12 February 1898
Died 3 April 1993
Known for war artist
Awards Sulman Prize (1946, 1948), Wynne Prize (1944, 1962, 1965, 1967)

Sali Herman (12 February 1898 – 3 April 1993) was a Swiss-born Australian artist, one of Australia's Official War Artists for the Second World War.

Life and career[edit]

Herman arrived in Melbourne in 1937 and enlisted in the Australian Army in 1941. In 1945, he was appointed an Official War Artist, painting at several places in the Pacific such as Rabaul. He submitted 26 paintings to the Australian War Memorial.

Sali Herman was known for paintings of inner city streets and slums in Sydney. He was awarded the Sulman Prize in 1946 for Natives carrying wounded soldiers, and also in 1948 for The Drovers. He won the Wynne Prize four times; in 1944 for McElhone Stairs; in 1962 for The Devil's Bridge, Rottnest; again in 1965 for The Red House; and in 1967 for Ravenswood I.


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