(1891 - 1950)
Bernard Meninsky, the son of Jewish parents from
the Ukraine, was born in Liverpool in 1891. He studied at the
Liverpool School of Art and the Slade School of Art (1912-13). This
was followed by a year in Florence with the artist, Gordon Craig.
Like many young men of Jewish descent, Meninsky
joined the Royal Fusiliers in London. Three battalions of this mainly
Jewish regiment fought with General Edmund Allenby in Palestine. In
1918 he was recruited as an official war artist and most of his
paintings dealt with soldiers saying good-bye on railway stations.
After the Armistice Meninsky became a member of
the London Art Group and taught at the Westminster School of Art and
the City of Oxford Art School. Bernard Meninsky died in London in