Saskatchewan NAC

Saskatchewan Artist

Hans Herold
First Snow - 1999 - Hans Herold

Hans Herold

Hans Herold was born in 1923 on his family’s 200-year-old farm in Germany, and as a young man he moved to Munich to study art. He came to Saskatchewan in 1957, first working on a farm, then as a miner in Uranium City. Eventually Herold settled in Saskatoon, making a living as a house painter while becoming heavily involved in the arts community. In 1961, he studied under Nick Seminoff at the University of Saskatchewan, and participated in workshops at Emma Lake.

Herold had his first solo exhibition in 1965 at Saskatoon's Mendel Art Gallery. He has since participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Canada and the United States. His landscape paintings, scenes of prairie skies, lakes, and fields are recognizable for their delicate, impressionistic style.

In 1987, Herold moved to Vancouver Island and began painting his new surroundings, including scenes of the Pacific ocean and lush flower gardens. But in 2004 he collaborated with Saskatchewan writer David Bouchard on the book Happy Centennial Saskatchewan, which features fourteen of Herold’s paintings of prairie scenes and important Saskatchewan buildings.

Herold's work is represented in many collections throughout Canada, including the Mendel Art Gallery, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada Council Art Bank, Winnipeg Art Gallery, and Hamilton Art Gallery. And in Saskatoon the streets Herold Road, Court and Terrace are named after him.

Hans Herold died in August, 2011 in Duncan, British Columbia. He was 85.

Pieces by Hans Herold are available for purchase in the Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting NACmarket.

Log in or sign up to comment

Hans Herold

  • Born: 1923. Munich, Bavaria DE
  • Died: 2011. Duncan, BC
  • Mediums: Oil Painting, Watercolour

Connect With Us

Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting