Josef Herman and Ystradgynlais

Joseph Herman (C) LLEW E. MORGAN www.morganhopkin.co.uk

In the 1940s, Artist Josef Herman, who locally was known as “Joe Bach”, settled in Ystradgynlais.  Originally from Poland, he was a refugee and immigrant, fleeing persecution by the fascists in Poland during WW2.  He travelled through Europe for six years and finally found solace in our small community of Ystradgynlais.  Here he created what he thought of as some of his most important and definitive pieces.

Parc yr Orsedd
Ystradgynlais
by Darren Wyn Rees at Aberdare Blog
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