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      • Sali Herman print together with others
        May. 30, 2024

        Sali Herman print together with others

        Est: $30 - $50

        Sali Herman print together with others

        Lawsons
      • Sali Herman, (1898-1993), Still Life, 1946, oil on board, 40.5 x 45.5 cm
        May. 21, 2024

        Sali Herman, (1898-1993), Still Life, 1946, oil on board, 40.5 x 45.5 cm

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Still Life, 1946 oil on board signed and dated l.l.c. 'S. Herman, '46'

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • Sali Herman, (1898-1993), Paddington, 1975, oil on canvas, 62.5 x 81 cm
        May. 21, 2024

        Sali Herman, (1898-1993), Paddington, 1975, oil on canvas, 62.5 x 81 cm

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Paddington, 1975 oil on canvas signed and dated l.l.c. 'S. Herman, '75'

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • SALI HERMAN, (1898 - 1993), Flower Piece, 1987, oil on canvas, 60 x 49.5 cm. (23.6 x 19.4 in.), frame: 82 x 71 x 4 cm. (32.2 x 27.9 x 1.5 in.)
        May. 16, 2024

        SALI HERMAN, (1898 - 1993), Flower Piece, 1987, oil on canvas, 60 x 49.5 cm. (23.6 x 19.4 in.), frame: 82 x 71 x 4 cm. (32.2 x 27.9 x 1.5 in.)

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898 - 1993) Flower Piece, 1987 oil on canvas signed lower right, Collector's Choice Exhibition, 1989 label verso

        Lawsons
      • SALI HERMAN, (1898 - 1993), Village in Provence, oil on canvas, 45 x 59.5 cm. (17.7 x 23.4 in.), frame: 60 x 75 x 4 cm. (23.6 x 29.5 x 1.5 in.)
        May. 16, 2024

        SALI HERMAN, (1898 - 1993), Village in Provence, oil on canvas, 45 x 59.5 cm. (17.7 x 23.4 in.), frame: 60 x 75 x 4 cm. (23.6 x 29.5 x 1.5 in.)

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898 - 1993) Village in Provence oil on canvas signed lower left

        Lawsons
      • Sali Herman (1898-1993) Drover's Camp, 1951
        May. 07, 2024

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Drover's Camp, 1951

        Est: $5,000 - $8,000

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Drover's Camp, 1951 signed and dated lower right: 'S.Herman.51' titled verso oil on canvas 45.5 x 61.0cm (17 15/16 x 24in).

        Bonhams
      • SALI HERMAN, PADDINGTON, 1967
        Apr. 24, 2024

        SALI HERMAN, PADDINGTON, 1967

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898 - 1993) PADDINGTON, 1967 oil on canvas 102.5 x 137.5 cm signed and dated lower right: S. Herman 67 PROVENANCE B.N. Beirman, Sydney, by 1971 Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney Private collection, Sydney, acquired c.1993 EXHIBITED Sali Herman, Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, 8 October 1973, cat. 39 Sali Herman Retrospective, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 June – 26 July 1981, cat. 92, lent by Mrs B.N. Beirman (label attached verso, as 'Terrace houses') LITERATURE Thomas, D.,  Sali Herman, Australian Art Monographs, Georgian House, Melbourne, 1962, pl. 66 (illus.), p. 112 Pearce, B.,  Sali Herman Retrospective, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1981, cat. 92, pp. 27 (illus.), 80 (as 'Terrace houses') ESSAY We are grateful to Brenda Martin Thomas, wife of the late David Thomas AM, for kindly allowing us to reproduce David's writing in this catalogue entry. The rich vein of humanitarianism that runs throughout Sali Herman’s art finds ideal expression in Paddington, 1967. The older parts of inner Sydney, of Paddington and Woolloomooloo and their Victorian terraces attracted Herman during the forties as much as the people and street life around them. He was so fascinated by their character, both architectural and human, that he produced a series of paintings which today are not only full of the social history of a time now past, but are also fascinating as works of art. It began with McElhone Stairs, 1944 (National Gallery of Australia), which was awarded the 1944 Wynne Prize, accompanied by the howls of outrage that then plagued art prizes. Sydney Scene, 1946 was acquired by Yehudi Menhuhin; The Law Courts, 1946 went to the National Gallery of Victoria (via the Felton Bequest); and the Art Gallery of New South Wales added Near the Docks, 1949 to its collections. Other prominent private and public collectors gained similar works. Mr and Mrs Kenneth Myer chose the engaging Feeding the Cats, 1952, and the state galleries in Adelaide and Perth acquired Reconstruction, 1950 and Woolloomooloo, 1952, respectively. Herman painted old Sydney, then slums, with sympathy, a fresh eye and a lively mind. ‘To anybody used to pictures of gum trees and the harbour,’ he said, ‘my slum pictures were startling. But I painted houses, because houses are part of people and people are part ofhouses.’1 These pictures are peopled with anecdote – a woman sweeps the front footpath or sits at the window watching the passing parade (as in the present work), a child chases a dog and others play in a vacant lot. For those who lived in these small, often cramped terrace houses, the street offered the place to socialise. Herman also involves the personalities of the houses themselves, as in the peeling paint. As Barry Pearce observed, ‘With a palette knife he plastered and scraped his pigments across the canvas so that the textures took on the very character of the buildings he was portraying.’2 Through paintings such as these, where ideas, technique, and humanism harmonise, Sali Herman has long endeared himself to collectors. 1. Herman, cited in Hetherington, J., Australian Painters: Forty Profiles, F.W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1963, p. 77 2. Pearce, B., Swiss Artists in Australia, 1777 – 1991, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1991, p. 68 DAVID THOMAS © Sali Herman/Copyright Agency 2024

        Deutscher and Hackett
      • SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) Drover's House, Outback oil on canvas 18 x 22 in. (
        Mar. 21, 2024

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) Drover's House, Outback oil on canvas 18 x 22 in. (

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) Drover's House, Outback oil on canvas 18 x 22 in. (45.7 x 55.9 cm.)

        Christie's
      • HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), The Round-up, 1969., Oil on Canvas, 70x105cm
        Mar. 09, 2024

        HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), The Round-up, 1969., Oil on Canvas, 70x105cm

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        HERMAN, Sali (1898-1993) The Round-up, 1969. Oil on Canvas 70x105cm

        Davidson Auctions
      • HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), House, Winchester, 1978., Pencil, 23x30cm
        Mar. 09, 2024

        HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), House, Winchester, 1978., Pencil, 23x30cm

        Est: $100 - $200

        HERMAN, Sali (1898-1993) House, Winchester, 1978. Pencil 23x30cm PROVENANCE: Ken Hinds Cultural Heritage Collection.

        Davidson Auctions
      • SALI HERMAN, SETTLER’S HUT, BROOME, 1967
        Feb. 13, 2024

        SALI HERMAN, SETTLER’S HUT, BROOME, 1967

        Est: $6,000 - $9,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898 - 1993) SETTLER’S HUT, BROOME, 1967 oil on canvas 56.0 x 61.0 cm 59.0 x 73.5 cm (frame) signed and dated lower right: S.Herman 67 PROVENANCE Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne Private collection, Canberra, then the United Kingdom, acquired from the above in 1973 Thence by descent  Private collection, Sydney © Sali Herman/Copyright Agency 2024 This work is located in our Sydney Gallery

        Deutscher and Hackett
      • SALI HERMAN (1898-1993), Terrace Houses, Balmain 1966
        Nov. 29, 2023

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993), Terrace Houses, Balmain 1966

        Est: $12,000 - $18,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) Terrace Houses, Balmain 1966 oil on canvas 82.0 x 107.0 cm; 99.0 x 124.5 cm (framed) signed and dated lower right: S. Herman, 66

        Menzies
      • HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), Portrait of Barry Pearce, c.1988/9., Oil on Canvas, 106x75cm
        Nov. 25, 2023

        HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), Portrait of Barry Pearce, c.1988/9., Oil on Canvas, 106x75cm

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        HERMAN, Sali (1898-1993) Portrait of Barry Pearce, c.1988/9. Barry Pearce states: "a memoir of my friendship with Sali" Oil on Canvas 106x75cm PROVENANCE: The Private Collection of Barry Pearce, former Head Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales.

        Davidson Auctions
      • HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), 'Westbourne Street, Petersham,' 1987., Oil on Canvas, 44.5x59.5cm
        Nov. 25, 2023

        HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), 'Westbourne Street, Petersham,' 1987., Oil on Canvas, 44.5x59.5cm

        Est: $4,500 - $6,500

        HERMAN, Sali (1898-1993) 'Westbourne Street, Petersham,' 1987. A view from the front verandah of Barry Pearce's old residence, done during a visit by the artist. Oil on Canvas 44.5x59.5cm PROVENANCE: The Private Collection of Barry Pearce, former Head Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales.

        Davidson Auctions
      • HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), The Round-up, 1969., Oil on Canvas, 70x105cm
        Nov. 25, 2023

        HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), The Round-up, 1969., Oil on Canvas, 70x105cm

        Est: $4,000 - $7,000

        HERMAN, Sali (1898-1993) The Round-up, 1969. Oil on Canvas 70x105cm

        Davidson Auctions
      • SALI HERMAN - MINE SITE - OIL ON BOARD
        Nov. 21, 2023

        SALI HERMAN - MINE SITE - OIL ON BOARD

        Est: $18,000 - $25,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) MINE SITE Signed and dated 63 lower left Oil on board 91 x 137cm Estimate $18,000/25,000 AUD

        GFL Fine Art
      • Sali Herman (1898-1993) En Provence, 1985
        Nov. 20, 2023

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) En Provence, 1985

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        oil on canvas, signed and dated l.l.c. 'S. Herman, '85'

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • SALI HERMAN, SETTLER’S HUT, BROOME, 1967
        Oct. 10, 2023

        SALI HERMAN, SETTLER’S HUT, BROOME, 1967

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898 - 1993) SETTLER’S HUT, BROOME, 1967 oil on canvas 56.0 x 61.0 cm 59.0 x 73.5 cm (frame) signed and dated lower right: S.Herman 67 PROVENANCE Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne Private collection, Canberra, then the United Kingdom, acquired from the above in 1973 Thence by descent  Private collection, Sydney © Sali Herman/Copyright Agency 2023 This work is located in our Sydney Gallery

        Deutscher and Hackett
      • HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), 'New Guinea (Figure Studies)' 1954., Pencil, 30.5x23cm
        Oct. 08, 2023

        HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), 'New Guinea (Figure Studies)' 1954., Pencil, 30.5x23cm

        Est: $200 - $300

        HERMAN, Sali (1898-1993) 'New Guinea (Figure Studies)' 1954. Pencil 30.5x23cm PROVENANCE: Lawsons, Sydney, 12th September 1989 (lot 23)

        Davidson Auctions
      • Sali Herman (1898-1993) Ghost Town, 1933
        Sep. 20, 2023

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Ghost Town, 1933

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        oil on canvas, signed and dated l.l.c. 'Sali Herman, '33'

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • Sali Herman (1898-1993) Woolloomooloo Art Gallery, 1988
        Aug. 29, 2023

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Woolloomooloo Art Gallery, 1988

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Woolloomooloo Art Gallery, 1988 signed and dated lower right: 'S. Herman 88' oil on canvas 60.0 x 90.0cm (23 5/8 x 35 7/16in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • § SALI HERMAN 1898-1993 The Cat on the Stove 1962 oil on canvas 115 x 99 cm
        Aug. 23, 2023

        § SALI HERMAN 1898-1993 The Cat on the Stove 1962 oil on canvas 115 x 99 cm

        Est: $25,000 - $35,000

        § SALI HERMAN 1898-1993 The Cat on the Stove 1962 oil on canvas signed and dated 'S. Herman. 62' lower right 115 x 99 cm PROVENANCE Sali Herman, Sydney Private Collection Australian Paintings, Prints & Sculpture, Christie's Australia, Sydney, 4 October 1977, lot 88, illustrated Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above Private Collection, Sydney, by descent from the above Important Australian Art, Smith & Singer (trading as Sotheby's Australia), Sydney, 3 May 2017, lot 108, illustrated Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above

        Smith & Singer
      • HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), Portrait of a Writer, c.1988/9., Oil on Canvas, 106x75cm
        Aug. 20, 2023

        HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), Portrait of a Writer, c.1988/9., Oil on Canvas, 106x75cm

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        HERMAN, Sali (1898-1993) Portrait of a Writer, c.1988/9. Oil on Canvas 106x75cm PROVENANCE: The Private Collection of Barry Pearce, former Head Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales.

        Davidson Auctions
      • HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), House and Resident and Black Cat, 1987., Oil on Canvas, 44.5x59.5cm
        Aug. 20, 2023

        HERMAN Sali (1898-1993), House and Resident and Black Cat, 1987., Oil on Canvas, 44.5x59.5cm

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        HERMAN, Sali (1898-1993) House and Resident and Black Cat, 1987. Oil on Canvas 44.5x59.5cm PROVENANCE: The Private Collection of Barry Pearce, former Head Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales.

        Davidson Auctions
      • Sali Yakubowitsch (Sali) Herman (1898-1993) Australia, Slum Clearance, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right 58. With original card title label verso, approx 50cm x 60cm
        Aug. 20, 2023

        Sali Yakubowitsch (Sali) Herman (1898-1993) Australia, Slum Clearance, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right 58. With original card title label verso, approx 50cm x 60cm

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        Sali Yakubowitsch (Sali) Herman (1898-1993) Australia, Slum Clearance, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right 58. With original card title label verso, approx 50cm x 60cm

        Vickers & Hoad
      • Sali Yakubowitsch (Sali) Herman (1898-1993) Australia, Slum Clearance, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right 58. With original card title label verso. 50 cm x 60 cm
        Aug. 06, 2023

        Sali Yakubowitsch (Sali) Herman (1898-1993) Australia, Slum Clearance, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right 58. With original card title label verso. 50 cm x 60 cm

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        Sali Yakubowitsch (Sali) Herman (1898-1993) Australia, Slum Clearance, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right 58. With original card title label verso. 50 cm x 60 cm

        Vickers & Hoad
      • Sali Herman Pencil drawing
        Aug. 04, 2023

        Sali Herman Pencil drawing

        Est: $300 - $400

        Pencil drawing by Sali Herman. 1959. Signed Dated 1959 and Labelled later in 1986: This is a drawing of the son of Nawalan chief of the Yirrkala Tribe, Arnhem Land. Paper measures 55x42. Thin paper lid down onto thicker paper. Remnants of sticky-tape on edges. Sali Herman (1898?1993) was an official artist for Australian during World War Two. He has won the Wynn Prize for times and the Sulman prize

        Sydney Rare Book Auctions
      • SALI HERMAN (1898 - 1993) Kirribilli RSL, 1959 pencil 25 x 35.5 cm (frame: 36 x 45 x 2 cm) signed lower left, titled and dated verso
        May. 18, 2023

        SALI HERMAN (1898 - 1993) Kirribilli RSL, 1959 pencil 25 x 35.5 cm (frame: 36 x 45 x 2 cm) signed lower left, titled and dated verso

        Est: $300 - $500

        SALI HERMAN (1898 - 1993) Kirribilli RSL, 1959 pencil 25 x 35.5 cm (frame: 36 x 45 x 2 cm) signed lower left, titled and dated verso

        Lawsons
      • Sali Herman (1898-1993) Junk at Low Tide, 1963
        Apr. 04, 2023

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Junk at Low Tide, 1963

        Est: $15,000 - $20,000

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Junk at Low Tide, 1963 signed and dated lower left: 'S. Herman. 63' oil on canvas 45.5 x 65.5cm (17 15/16 x 25 13/16in).

        Bonhams
      • Sali Herman (1898-1993) Terrace Houses, 1969
        Apr. 04, 2023

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Terrace Houses, 1969

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Terrace Houses, 1969 signed and dated lower right: 'S. Herman 69' oil on canvas 72.0 x 133.0cm (28 3/8 x 52 3/8in).

        Bonhams
      • Sali Herman (1898-1993) Railway Station, 1947
        Apr. 04, 2023

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Railway Station, 1947

        Est: $50,000 - $70,000

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Railway Station, 1947 signed and dated lower left: 'S. Herman '47' oil on canvas on board 51.5 x 62.0cm (20 1/4 x 24 7/16in).

        Bonhams
      • SALI HERMAN (1898-1993), Country Wedding 1972-76
        Mar. 29, 2023

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993), Country Wedding 1972-76

        Est: $25,000 - $35,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) Country Wedding 1972-76 oil on linen 101.5 x 138.0 cm signed and dated lower right: S. Herman 72/76 bears inscription verso: WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ART GALLERY ''A COUNTRY WEDDING''

        Menzies
      • SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) Tree in the Garden 1941 oil on board
        Mar. 21, 2023

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) Tree in the Garden 1941 oil on board

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) Tree in the Garden 1941 oil on board signed and dated lower right: S.Herman, 41 37 x 29cm PROVENANCE: Private collection, Melbourne Thence by descent

        Leonard Joel
      • SALI HERMAN, PADDINGTON STREET SCENE
        Feb. 15, 2023

        SALI HERMAN, PADDINGTON STREET SCENE

        Est: $18,000 - $25,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898 - 1993) PADDINGTON STREET SCENE oil on canvas 58.5 x 89.5 cm 73.0 x 105.0 cm (frame) signed lower right: S. Herman PROVENANCE Private collection Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 23 August 1992, lot 195 (as 'Terraces') Private collection, Melbourne © Sali Herman/Copyright Agency 2023 This work is located in our Melbourne Gallery

        Deutscher and Hackett
      • Sali Yakubowitsch (Sali) Herman, (Australia, 1898-1993), Untitled - City Street Scene, Mixed media - watercolour & pencil, 34 x 25 cm. (13.39 x 9.84 in.)
        Dec. 04, 2022

        Sali Yakubowitsch (Sali) Herman, (Australia, 1898-1993), Untitled - City Street Scene, Mixed media - watercolour & pencil, 34 x 25 cm. (13.39 x 9.84 in.)

        Est: -

        Sali Yakubowitsch (Sali) Herman (Australia,, 1898-1993) Untitled - City Street Scene Mixed media - watercolour & pencil pencil signed lower left, unframed.

        Bargain Hunt Auctions
      • SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) The End of the Road 1964 oil on canvas
        Dec. 01, 2022

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) The End of the Road 1964 oil on canvas

        Est: $4,200 - $6,500

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) The End of the Road 1964 oil on canvas signed and dated lower right: S. Herman, 64 44.5 x 65cm PROVENANCE: Private collection, Melbourne Deutscher~Menzies, Sydney, 24 September 2008, lot 129 Private collection, Melbourne

        Leonard Joel
      • SALI HERMAN, EN PROVENCE 1985, OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER LEFT, 44.5 X 60CM, FRAME SIZE: 54 X 70 CM
        Dec. 01, 2022

        SALI HERMAN, EN PROVENCE 1985, OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER LEFT, 44.5 X 60CM, FRAME SIZE: 54 X 70 CM

        Est: $3,500 - $4,500

        SALI HERMAN, EN PROVENCE 1985, OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER LEFT, 44.5 X 60CM, FRAME SIZE: 54 X 70 CM

        Leonard Joel
      • Sali Herman (1898-1993) Going Home, Mykonos, 1974
        Nov. 29, 2022

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Going Home, Mykonos, 1974

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Going Home, Mykonos, 1974 signed and dated lower left: 'S. Herman 74' titled verso: 'GOING HOME / MIKENOS' oil on canvas 45.0 x 60.0cm (17 11/16 x 23 5/8in).

        Bonhams
      • SALI HERMAN (1898-1993), George 1985
        Nov. 23, 2022

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993), George 1985

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) George 1985 oil on canvas 75.0 x 80.0 cm signed and dated lower left: S. Herman. 85

        Menzies
      • SALI HERMAN (1898-1993), The Shop 1975
        Nov. 23, 2022

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993), The Shop 1975

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) The Shop 1975 oil on canvas 45.5 x 61.0 cm signed and dated lower right: S. Herman. 75

        Menzies
      • SALI HERMAN (1898-1993), Devotions 1972
        Nov. 23, 2022

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993), Devotions 1972

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) Devotions 1972 oil on linen 72.0 x 92.0 cm signed and dated lower right: S. Herman. 72 bears inscription on label attached verso: "DEVOTIONS"/ WYNNE COMP./ SALI HERMAN

        Menzies
      • SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) Paddington Terraces oil on canvas
        Oct. 25, 2022

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) Paddington Terraces oil on canvas

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) Paddington Terraces oil on canvas signed upper left corner: S. Herman 50 x 60cm PROVENANCE: Leonard Joel, Melbourne, 14 April 2008, lot 37 Private Collection, Melbourne

        Leonard Joel
      • SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) The End of the Road 1964 oil on canvas
        Oct. 25, 2022

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) The End of the Road 1964 oil on canvas

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) The End of the Road 1964 oil on canvas signed and dated lower right: S. Herman, 64 44.5 x 65cm PROVENANCE: Private collection, Melbourne Deutscher~Menzies, Sydney, 24 September 2008, lot 129 Private collection, Melbourne

        Leonard Joel
      • SALI HERMAN (1898-1993), Breaking Light, Outback Australia 1956
        Oct. 16, 2022

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993), Breaking Light, Outback Australia 1956

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898-1993) Breaking Light, Outback Australia 1956 oil on canvas signed and dated lower right: S Herman 56 65 x 91.5cm © Sali Herman/Copyright Agency, 2022 PROVENANCE Retirement gift to the General Manager, Dalgety's, Sydney circa 1960, thence by descent © Sali Herman/Copyright Agency, 2022

        Gibson's Auctions
      • SALI HERMAN, PADDINGTON STREET SCENE,
        Sep. 14, 2022

        SALI HERMAN, PADDINGTON STREET SCENE,

        Est: $18,000 - $25,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898 - 1993) PADDINGTON STREET SCENE oil on canvas 58.5 x 89.5 cm signed lower right: S. Herman PROVENANCE Private collection Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 23 August 1992, lot 195 (as 'Terraces') Private collection, Melbourne © Sali Herman/Copyright Agency 2022

        Deutscher and Hackett
      • SALI HERMAN, BACKYARDS PADDINGTON, 1952
        Sep. 14, 2022

        SALI HERMAN, BACKYARDS PADDINGTON, 1952

        Est: $30,000 - $40,000

        SALI HERMAN (1898 - 1993) BACKYARDS PADDINGTON, 1952 oil on canvas 46.0 x 56.0 cm signed and dated lower left: S. Herman, 52 PROVENANCE Savill Galleries, Sydney Leonard Joel, Melbourne, 3 November 1993, lot 30A Private collection, Sydney EXHIBITED possibly: Sydney Painting 1952, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 15 – 25 July 1952, cat. 26 (as ‘Backyards at the Cross’)  ESSAY We are grateful to Brenda Martin Thomas, wife of the late David Thomas AM, for kindly allowing us to reproduce David's research and writing in this catalogue entry. The rich vein of humanitarianism that runs throughout Sali Herman's art finds ideal expression in Backyards, Paddington, 1952. The older parts of inner Sydney, of Paddington and Woolloomooloo and their Victorian terraces attracted Herman during the forties as much as the people and street life around them. He was so fascinated by their character, both architectural and human, that he produced a series of paintings which today are not only full of the social history of a time now past, but are also fascinating as works of art. It began with McElhone Stairs, 1944 (National Gallery of Australia, Canberra), which was awarded the 1944 Wynne Prize, accompanied by the howls of outrage that then plagued art prizes. Sydney Scene, 1946 was acquired by Yehudi Menhuhin; The Law Courts, 1946 went to the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (via the Felton Bequest); and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney added Near the Docks, 1949 to its collections. Other prominent private and public collectors gained similar works. Mr and Mrs Kenneth Myer chose the engaging Feeding the Cats, 1952, and the state galleries in Adelaide and Perth acquired Reconstruction, 1950 and Woolloomooloo, 1952, respectively. Herman painted old Sydney, then slums, with sympathy, a fresh eye and a lively mind. ‘To anybody used to pictures of gum trees and the harbour,’ he said, ‘my slum pictures were startling. But I painted houses, because houses are part of people and people are part ofhouses.’1 These pictures are peopled with anecdote – a woman sweeps the front footpath or sits at the window watching the passing parade (as in the present work), a child chases a dog and others play in a vacant lot. For those who lived in these small, often cramped terrace houses, the street offered the place to socialise. Herman also involves the personalities of the houses themselves, as in the peeling paint. As Barry Pearce observed, ‘With a palette knife he plastered and scraped his pigments across the canvas so that the textures took on the very character of the buildings he was portraying.’2 Through paintings such as these, where ideas, technique, and humanism harmonise, Sali Herman has long endeared himself to collectors. 1. Herman, cited in Hetherington, J., Australian Painters: Forty Profiles, F.W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1963, p. 77 2. Pearce, B., Swiss Artists in Australia, 1777 – 1991, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1991, p. 68 © Sali Herman/Copyright Agency 2022

        Deutscher and Hackett
      • Sali Herman (1898-1993)
        Sep. 13, 2022

        Sali Herman (1898-1993)

        Est: $12,000 - $18,000

        Paddington Terraces oil on board, signed u.l.c. 'S. Herman'

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • Sali Herman (1898-1993) Mount Isa, 1966
        Aug. 23, 2022

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Mount Isa, 1966

        Est: $12,000 - $18,000

        Sali Herman (1898-1993) Mount Isa, 1966 signed and dated lower right: 'S. Herman 66' oil on canvas 98.5 x 114.5cm (38 3/4 x 45 1/16in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

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