Meninsky, Bernard (1891-1950) by Scholes, Robert

Bernard Meninsky (1891 – 1950) He was born in Karotopin, Ukraine but the family moved to Liverpool, where he studied at the Liverpool School of Art before moving to the Slade, where he studied in 1912 and 1913. When the war broke out in 1914 he joined the Royal Fusiliers, seeing action with General Allenby in Palestine. In 1918 he became an official war artist. After the war he joined the London Group and taught at the Westminster School of Art and later at the Oxford School of Art. He had his first one-man show at the Goupil Gallery in 1919. Reviewing a work of his in 1918 Ezra Pound called him “after John” , meaning that he was a follower of , but Meninsky moved in his own direction, closer to and to fauvism after the war. (NA 22.12:236) Augustus John Mark Gertler

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