Hermine Herodes was born 1917 in Upstate New York, and graduated of Jefferson High school. Hermine was largely self-taught in the field of art but studied and learned all over the country, from The Albany Institute of History and Art, The Schenectady Museum, to taking other lessons from Rockport Massachusetts to Florida and California. She picked up different skills and techniques from oil- acrylic painting, glass mosaics and she also had a potters wheel and kiln for pots and clay figures. Hermine enjoyed oil and acrylic painting the most.
Hermine and her husband William Herodes traveled the country where she painted and sketched scenes from Lake George, Cape Cod, California Coast, Utah Ski slopes, Arizona Mountains, the Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone River to the Spurwink Church in Maine. She enjoyed painting directly from nature.
Hermine's genre was mainly scenic American mountains, lakes, rivers, churches, and stores. She also enjoyed doing portraits and still life. Throughout her life, Hermine showed her work at the Albany Institute of History and Art, Berkshire Art Association, Schenectady Art Society, Saranac Lake Festival, Schoharie Co. Maple Festival, as well as in many Albany banks and churches. Through all the shows Hermine received many First place awards. She was a First place winner at over 15 shows, including the Albany regional Art show, Schenectady Art Society, and the Albany Art Society. Hermine also took time out to teach seniors how to paint and other forms of art. When Hermine and her husband William retired to Florida, she continued to teach seniors and particpated in local shows. Hermined Herodes lived an art filled life until her passing in 2002.
This information was provided by her husband William Herodes
Submitted by Mickey Petty Hess Fine Art