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The Fruit-Gatherers
Photo credit: Durham County Council

The Fruit-Gatherers

Bernard Meninsky (1891–1950)

Durham County Council

Painter, draughtsman and teacher, born in Karotopin, Ukraine, father of the artist Philip Meninsky. A few weeks after birth he was taken to England and was brought up in Liverpool, where he attended the School of Art in 1906 after attending evening classes in art. In 1911 left with King’s Medal, having in the meantime studied briefly at Royal College of Art and Académie Julian, Paris. With a scholarship he entered the Slade School of Fine Art, 1912–13.

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

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