Henry Eric Bergman

Henry Eric Bergman (1893 - 1958) was born in Dresden, Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1914. Well versed in the tradition of fine craftsmanship, Bergman joined Brigden's of Winnipeg as a wood- and photo- engraver soon after arriving in the city. Bergman was deeply involved in the artistic and cultural life of the city. Bergman's early prints show a strong identification with the style and forms derived from Art Nouveau which he later largely abandoned. By the late 1920's Bergman turned his attention exclusively to wood engraving which he had begun to produce in 1924. His wood engravings of the 1930s show his consummate skill in the medium. Bergman's technical ability was impressive, his manner detailed and exquisite. He found his themes primarily in the landscape during this period. Besides these, he also made many prints of delicate plant studies and from the 1940s did almost nothing else. He exhibited works regularly with the Manitoba Society of Artists and in the Royal Canadian Academy exhibitions. He took part in most international print exhibitions that included Canadian work. His work is also reproduced in special editions of The Studio in 1927 and 1930. In 1947, his wood engravings were also used to illustrate James A. Roy's book The Heart is Highland.

Available artwork: 
Xmas Card - 3  by Henry Eric Bergman
Xmas Card - 3
Wood Engraving, 4 x 3
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Xmas Card - 2 by Henry Eric Bergman
Xmas Card - 2
signed H.E. Bergman in lower margin 
Wood Engraving, 4.25 x 5.5
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Xmas Card 1  by Henry Eric Bergman
Xmas Card 1
monogram stamp HEB front lower right 
Wood Engraving, 4.9 x 2.95
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Pine by Henry Eric Bergman
Woodblock Print, 4.5 x 6
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Henry Eric Bergman
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