Ref No2000.40
Extent3 boxes
TitlePhotographs and papers of Gertrude Hermes
ArtistGertrude Hermes (1901-1983)
DescriptionThe main part of the archive consists of over 200 photographs of Hermes and her sculpture, 1920-1990. These record her sculptures and architectural work, such as the fountain at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, 1931. There are also photographs of Hermes at exhibitions, in her studio and with friends and a drawing by Hugh Cromyn of Hermes working on her sculpture 'Two in One', c.1937, which is in Leeds Museums & Galleries' sculpture collection (Acc. No. 2000.0016). Further material includes sixteen press cuttings, 1928-1999
; over thirty exhibition catalogues and private view cards, 1932-1980; other printed material relating to Hermes, 1932-1997, including articles on her work and pamphlets associated with her sculptures; seven items of correspondence which include the discussion between Hermes and the Royal Academy about why women Academicians were not allowed to dine with the men, 1966; and notes on the sculptor made by her daughter, Judith Russell.
AccessConditionsAvailable to all registered researchers. The Archive is open by appointment only.
Related Material"Two in One", 1937-9; "Bust of the Reverand Conrad Noel", 1939 and Bust of Sir Michael Tippett", 1966 are all in the Leeds City Art Gallery collection.
RelatedCollsElsewhereFor other Gertrude Hermes papers see the National Register of Archives.
DS/UK/402Hermes; Gertrude Anna Bertha (1901-1983); Sculptor, wood engraver, book illustrator1901-1983
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