A native of Vienna, Hermann Herrey was educated in Vienna and Berlin, and worked as a stage
designer in Germany and England before coming to the United States in 1940, at the
invitation of Walter Gropius. Herrey adapted and rewrote modern and classical plays and
translated other plays into English and German; designed stage sets and costumes; and
lectured at colleges and universities, including Harvard University, McGill University, Yale
University, Queens College and The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.