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oil on canvas
61.2 x 81.4cm
ART22893

Herman was one of seven official war artists appointed in March 1945 to cover the final stages of the Second World War. As an émigré artist whose training would have been in the modernist school, Herman allied himself with the emerging modernist movement in art in Australia, and was able to impart his first-hand experience of European modernism to Australian artists. With his use of strong forms and colours, he explores the universal theme of soldiers returning from war.