29 drawings : pen and ink ; 61 x 44 cm and smaller
2 paintings : oil and acrylic ; 49 x 22 cm and 40 x 31 cm
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 29 pen and ink drawings by artist Norman Hersch, and two paintings. The drawings represent the history of the Jewish people, created for the magazine Jewish Life in 1947 or 1948. The paintings are an oil portrait of the artist's father and an acrylic abstract piece. There are also several magazine pages showcasing the final printed version of the drawings.
The records were in the possession of the artist, Norman Hersch until his death in the mid-1980s, at which point the donor took possession of the records and stored them in his garage, until donating them to the Archives on April 1, 2004.
Norman Hersch was a special effects technician for the CBC from the early 1950s until his retirement in the mid-1980s. He served in the Canadian military during the Second World War and graduated from Central Technical School upon his return. In later years, he started P & M Display in Yorkville. Doug Wardle was a friend and colleague of Hersch's at CBC in the Special Effects Department.