The Albany Gallery, Cardiff will host its Annual Winter Show exclusively online on this month. This exhibition will give art lovers the chance to purchase work from a selection of the gallery’s most popular and highly regarded artists including Nick Holly, Theo Crutchley-Mack, Peter Kettle FRSA and Aled Prichard Jones, brightening what otherwise is more often than not a gloomy time of year for most.
The gallery will also be showcasing collection of more than 100 previously unseen, preparatory paintings and drawings from the sketchbooks of Josef Herman RA (1911-2000). This exhibition coincides with what would have been his 110th birthday and February marks 21 years since his passing at the age of 89. The original owner of the gallery Mary Yapp MBE visited Josef Herman and his wife Nini regularly during his lifetime. At these visits Mary would attend the studio and Josef would ask her to select items from his sketchbook to take back to the gallery.
The works in this collection were brought from Josef Herman’s studio in the 1980s but some date from earlier periods of his career. Some are signed, they are all available unframed or framing can be arranged for an additional fee. The prices reflect the condition of the work. Full details and images of any signs of ageing, should they be present, will be provided prior to purchase.
The work in both exhibitions can be viewed and purchased through the website www.albanygallery.com. The gallery looks forward to welcoming visitors back when the national lockdown restrictions are lifted.