Bernard Meninsky
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Bernard Meninsky

Meninsky ( 1891 – 1950), born in the Ukraine, was raised in Liverpool where he studied art with a scholarship until 1911 when he won the King’s Medal and studied briefly at the RCA, London and at the Academie Julian, Paris. He was awarded a scholarship to the Slade 1912-1913. Meninsky was appointed War Artist in 1918 and after the First World War, he taught at the Central School of Art and later at the Westminster School of Art too for many years. He was elected to the London Group in 1919 and the New English Art Club in 1923. He is best known for his superb draughtsmanship and was commissioned in 1942 by the War Artists Advisory Committee. He took his own life in 1950. Though much of Meninsky’s life was devoted to teaching and perhaps is the least known of the great generation of Anglo-Jewish artists, he is now recognised for being one of the best ‘Neo Romantic’ artists.
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