Emil Westman Hertz

Bornholm , Denmark
1978 – 2016

Emil Westman Hertz was born in 1978, he lived and worked in Gudhjem and Copehagen in Denmark upon his death in 2016. After studying briefly at the Institute of Eskimology at the University of Copenhagen, Westman Hertz devoted himself to art, achieving his Master of Fine Arts from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2008.

Westman Hertz was the recipient of Horsens Kunstmuseums Venners Kunstnerpris (Horsens’s Art museum’s Friends’ Art Prize) (2014); ARKENs Rejselegat (ARKEN’s travel grant) (2014); Niels Wessel Bagge’s Art Grant (2013) and The Danish Art Foundation’s 3 Year Work Grant (2012).

A selection of Westman Hertz’s major solo exhibitions include Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2013) and Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2014). Group exhibitions include The Armory Show, New York (2012); Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Sweden (2010) and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2009).