|Biography from Annex Galleries:|
|Sculptor George Herms was born in Woodland, California in 1935.
During his attendance at the University of California at Berkeley in
1955, he met artist Wallace Berman, and poet and printer Robert
Alexander who introduced him to the world of the emerging 50s
Beats. The direction of his life was changed forever and Mr.
Herms began to make art.|
In 1961, his work was exhibited in the
group show, "The Art of Assemblage", at The Museum of Modern Art in New
York. In 1962, Mr. Herms work was on view at the Whitney Museum
of American Art in an exhibit entitled "Fifty California
Artists". His sculpture is requisite in all major art museum
holdings as representative of the California assemblage movement, the
work is exhibited and collected extensively.
currently collecting Mr. Herm's work include The Los Angeles County
Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and The
Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California. Mr. Herms was
featured in 1995 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the exhibit
"Beat Culture and the New America, 1950-1965". He was also
featured at the Louisiana Museum of Art in Denmark exhibit "Sunshine
and Noir",which traveled to the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum of Art in
October of 1998.
Mr. Herms has never limited his curiosity, and
has explored poetry, film and theatre, as well as drawing, painting and
sculpture. In the 60s, Mr. Herms began publishing woodcuts and
books of poetry on a small hand press he named The LOVE Press.
Mr. Herms has published the writings of the poets Michael McClure,
Diane diPrima and Jack Hirschman.
Mr. Herms has been honored with the highest awards for excellence in the arts.
awards include: Three Individual Fellowshipsfrom The National Endowment
for the Arts; the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Sculpture; the
Prix de Rome, Fellowship in Sculpturefrom The American Academy in Rome;
and the 1998 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award.
Mr. Herms, who has also taught and lectured extensively, currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
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