James Herman sculptures

RIT Art Collection

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Collection Overview
Biographical Information for James Herman
Scope and Content
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information

Collection Overview (Collapse)

James Herman sculptures
Herman, James
Inclusive Date(s)
circa 1970's
The collection consists of three steel and plexiglass sculptures created by artist James Herman.
9.0 Linear feet (3 sculptures )
Dimensions note
The sculptures vary in size from 10 x 1 to 5 x 3 feet.
RIT Art Collection
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Biographical Information for James Herman (Collapse)

James Robert Herman was born in New York City in 1934. He earned his BFA in Sculpture and Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University in 1961, and his MFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute in 1962. James went on to teach at Rosary Hill College, SUNY Buffalo and the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he was also the Director of the Bevier Gallery.

As a sculptor, James produced art in welded steel, aluminum and plexiglass. In the 1980's, James shifted his focus to drawings and paintings.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

The James Herman sculptures collection contains three steel and plexiglass sculptures. Two of the sculptures are in column form with layers of pink and orange plexiglass sandwiched between steel. The third sculpture is composed of a diamond shaped steel base topped by a large diamond shape composed of steel and plexiglass.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

The collection consists of three sculptures.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Herman, James
  • white, Michael

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Art collections.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Faculty.


  • Art metal-work
  • Sculpture, American -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- 20th century


  • Sculpture (visual work)

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Information for Researchers (Collapse)

Preferred Citation

James Herman sculptures, RIT Art Collection

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID


Accession Information

One of the untitled column sculptures was donated to the RIT Art Collection by Michael White. Accession number(s): 2014:094

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in February 2015.

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Bibliography (Collapse)

James Herman at Art on Campus, Rochester Institute of Technology

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