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Walter Herz, Samson, 1947
Gouache on paper

Walter Herz was born in 1909 in Czechoslovakia and trained and practised as a lawyer before emigrating to London in 1939. He worked as a commerical artist, illustrating numerous books on Jewish subjects, inlcuding books for children, such as Silver Wing and Golden Harp: Jewish Stories for Children, The Golden Thread and The Everlasting Nay (now out of print). He also designed the Holocaust Memorial for the Leicester Synagogue. In 1948, he designed the official poster for the London Olympic Games. Herz was a great collecor of books and donated his collection to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

16th Feb 2011

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