Herman Cherry, American poet, artist. Recipient 4 Longview grants, Rothko Foundation grant, 1972, Gottlieb Foundation grant, 1978, AVA award, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1982, American Academy, Institute Arts and Letters, 1983.
Cherry, Herman was born on April 10, 1909 in Atlantic City. Son of Israel and Rose (Rothkovitz) Cherry.
Student, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1928. Student, Art Students League, New York City, 1930. Student, Students Art League, Los Angeles, 1931.
Professor painting University California-Berkeley, 1959-1965. Professor University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1969, University Kentucky, 1966-1967, University Mississippi, 1957, New Paltz College, 1970.
Author: Poems of Pain and Other Matters, 1976. Contributor numerous articles and essays to art journals. Exhibited one-man shows, Stanley Rose Galleries, Hollywood, California, 1942, Gastine Gallery, Los Angeles, 1943, Weyhe Gallery, New York City, 1947, 48, Ganso Gallery, New York City, 1951, Stable Gallery, New York City, 1955, Poindexter Gallery, New York City, 1959, 61, Tanager Gallery, New York City, 1956, Oakland Art Museum, California, 1961, Pasadena Art Museum, 1961, University Mississippi, 1958, Southern Illinois University, 1959, 59, University Kentucky, 1967, University Oregon, 1969, Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, 1972, Kingsborough Community College, 1972, Nobe Gallery, New York City, 1979, il Punto Blu Gallery, Southampton, New York, 1984, Luise Ross Gallery, New York City, 1984, 87, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York City, 1985, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, 1989, Staller Center for Arts, State University of New York-Brook, 1989, Ball State University Art Gallery, Muncie, Indiana, 1990, Luise Ross Gallery, New York City, 1990, 92.
Group shows major museums, including, Metropolitan Museum, Museum Modern Art, Weyhe Gallery, Kootz Gallery, American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, Kenkeleba House, Johnson Museum, Ithaca, New York, Cornell University, Newberger Museum, Purchase, New York, Stable Gallery, New York City, Landmark Gallery, New York City, Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University, New Jersey, Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia, Denver Art Museum, University Illinois, University Nebraska, Walker Art Center, Minnesota, Los Angeles Museum, Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, University Texas, University Saskatchewan, Wichita Museum, Colorado College, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, numerous others. Represented in permanent collections, Brooklyn Museum, University California-Berkeley, University Iowa Museum, University Texas Museum, Southern Illinois Museum, Worcester Museum, Walker Art Museum, Santa Monica Library, Guild Hall Collection, Deloitte-Haskins-Sells, Geigy Collection, Western Electric Company, Union Carbide, Ciba Geigy, Best Products, Solomon Guggenheim Museum, General Electric, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, Ball State Art Museum, numerous others.