Counterpoints Arts
Counterpoints Arts

Traces Project

An untold history of contributions to arts and culture from men and women who have sought safety in the UK from conflict and persecution.

1939 

Eva Frankfurther

Eva Frankfurther was a figurative painter originally from Germany, whose subjects were also her fellow migrant workers in and around Whitechapel.

1940 

Josef Herman OBE

Josef Herman was a highly-regarded figurative painter who fled from pre-war Poland in the 1930s. He is best known for his works depicting Welsh miners.

2000 

Jasim Ghafur

Jasim is a Kurdish visual artist whose work is influenced by his personal experiences of war, displacement and the fight for justice.

2009 

Emad Altaay

Emad is a Iraqi visual artist who worked as a teacher in the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad before moving to the UK. He’s exhibited his work in the UK, the USA and across the Middle East.