20th CenturyAustrianDrawingNudesRealism

Gustav Herrmann – Study of a Head

Study of the face of a reflective older man seen from two angles.  Signed Herrmann.  Charcoal, pencil, chalk.  Perhaps a portrait of a thinker, philosopher or religious leader.

Dimensions:  64 x 40.5 cm
Condition: Some light aging, and creases around the edges of the sheet as shown.

Gustav Siegfried Herrmann

Reichenberg / Bohemia 1879 - 1921 Vienna

Also known as: Gustav S. Herrmann, Gustav Herrmann

Born in Liberec, Bohemia, Czechia, known as Reichenberg under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Gustav S. Herrmann studied art in Vienna beginning in 1903 at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste.  He established an artist’s studio in Vienna’s, Landsrasse.  He fought in WWI and was acclaimed for his military sculptures, bronzes and medallions.  Herrmann was Commissioned by Empress Zita of Bourbon-Parma (Kaiserin Zita) to do a marble bust of her husband Kaiser Karl I (Emperor Charles I, the last Emperor of Austria).