Bernard Meninsky (1891-1950)

Artist, draughtsman and teacher, born in 1891 in Ukraine. At just a few weeks old his family moved to England and he was brought up in Liverpool, where he attended the School of Art in 1906. Winning several scholarships and the King’s Medal, he went on to study at the Royal College of Art, the Académie Julian in Paris and finally the Slade School of Fine Art, 1912–13. His work is held in many public collections round the country. He was the father of the artist Philip Meninsky.