Who is Petr Herel?

By Gwylym Owen

Petr Herel was born 1943 in Czechoslovakia. He studied at the Prague College of the Visual Arts along with 1957 and 1961. Later he studied the Prague Academy of Applied Arts where he traditional a Master of Arts. In 1971 he was awarded a scholarship by the French Government of Parts in 1971. In 1973 he moved to Australia. Herel is known for making, the not fittingly easily distinguished, artist’s books – “… an art form which he has pioneered in this country [Australia].”; an art form where Herel “… embraces the symbolic and the abstract, transcends fashion, yet occupies a place which is concentrated in the graphic mediums of drawing, printmaking, and the livre d’artiste.”

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