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Trevor Thomas (1907 – 1993)
Born in Ynsddu, Gwent on June 8th, 1907 into a South Wales colliery family, Trevor Thomas showed a talent for singing as a boy, winning prizes at the Eisteddfods, and he continued to sing through most of his adult life despite being partially…
Theo Thomas was born in 1911 in Sörmitz, Germany and died in 1958 in Döbeln, Latvia.
The Origins of Leicester's Expressionist Collection
By the late 1930s a progressive art collecting policy had been established at Leicester by Art Assistant Arthur C. Sewter, with contemporary British and continental (including German) art being purchased. In 1936, Sewter’s exhibition of Contemporary…
German painter and printmaker. Goldschmidt knew the painter Marianne Werefkin and her partner Alexei Jawlensky, and also the writers Rainer Maria Rilke and Thomas Mann. Training initially in book design, her admiration for Der Blaue Reiter prompted…
The Story of the Hess Family
Alfred Hess (1879-1931) was a wealthy Jewish shoe manufacturer. In the 1920s Hess shoes were a byword for quality, exported all over Europe and abroad from the four large ‘M & L Hess Schuhfabrik’ factories in the town. Alfred Hess also…