In loving memory of
October 29th 1925 – May 10th 2016
Herbert Mandel was a storyteller, illustrator, poet, painter, and educator with a love for revealing an anecdote in every thing he encountered. In his own words he aspired to “find the source of life, living and creating” through his art. Childhood stories where told with inks and watercolors, poems often accompanied images, while parables were conveyed with oils or carved block prints. Inspired early on by the works of T.S. Eliot, Diego Rivera and Pablo Picasso, Mandel sought to engage himself and the viewer with his characters’ stories, hoping to reflect a larger tale of the ongoing human narrative.