Gertrude Anna Bertha Hermes OBE RA 1901-1983


Hermes was a  wood-engraver and sculptor who exhibited with the Society of Wood Engravers, the Royal Academy and The London Group during the 1930s.


Hermes was key in the revival of wood engraving in the early twentieth-century. Also a skilled draughtsperson, her engravings featured in a number of Pengiun books and were selected for the Venice Biennale in 1940, however, the British exhibit was cancelled due to the outbreak of war. Hermes fled to Canada during the Second World War, and upon her return to London she taught engraving, printing and life drawing at various prominent institutions including Camberwell School of Art, Central Saint Martins and the Royal Academy Schools.



We are actively seeking consignments of work by Gertrude Hermes. Please contact us with details or to enquire after available works by this artist.