Painter in oil and tempera, mainly of landscape and still life. Born in Zborov, Czechoslovakia (as Bauernfreund, later Anglicised), he was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, 1930–5, under Willi Nowak. All early work lost when he moved to England in 1939. First one-man show at Roland, Browse and Delbanco, London, in 1950. Painted a large mural for the Jews’ College, London, in 1957, having done mural work in Czechoslovakia. The Tate Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery, several colleges at Oxford and many galleries abroad hold his work. Lived in London.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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