Josef Herman (1911 – 2000) was born into a poor family in Warsaw, he trained as a printer before gaining a scholarship to study art. He painted people at work throughout his career. In Poland he joined left wing groups. Because of this plus his Jewish background, he was forced to leave. He lived in Belgium 1938-1940 and escaped, through France, to Scotland in 1940. After 4 years in Glasgow, he lived in a small mining town in South Wales for 11 years, followed by 9 years in Suffolk before settling in London. Here he exhibited with Roland Browse and Delbanco for 35 years from 1945 onwards. Herman is represented in museums throughout the world. Josef Herman was made a Royal Academician in 1990. The Boundary Gallery held several solo exhibitions since 1986 and is representing his Estate.