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)|
Life and career
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.