Ben Uri collection

Work by Bernard Meninsky

Meninsky, Bernard (née Menushkin) (1891 Karotopin, Ukraine - 1950 London, England) came to England with his family when he was six weeks old and settled in Liverpool. He was given a grant to study art in Paris and won a scholarship to the Slade in 1912. However, he soon left to teach drawing in Italy. During the First World War, Meninsky joined the Royal Fusiliers and fought in Palestine. In 1918 he was recruited as an official war artist, but was discharged from service after suffering a nervous breakdown. In 1919, he held his first solo show and became part of the London Group. He devoted much of his time teaching drawing at two London art schools, but meanwhile painted portraits, figures and landscapes. In the 1920s and '30s, his landscapes became dark and atmospheric. In 1935, he illustrated a volume of Milton's poems. Although he exhibited and published his work, he suffered several mental breakdowns. Eventually, in 1950 at the age of 58, he took his own life.

9 work/s by this artist from the collection are shown below. For a more detailed record and image please click on the link.

Portrait of a Girl

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-287

Family Group

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-288

Two Women and Child

Object type drawing

Accession number 1987-289

Still Life, Onions and Leeks

Object type painting

Accession number 2002-49

Torremolinos, South of Spain

Object type painting

Accession number 2002-51c

Bathers in a Landscape

Object type print

Accession number 2002-52

Geranium

Object type painting

Accession number 2002-50

Female Nude, Back View

Object type drawing

Accession number 2002-51a

Standing Female Nude

Object type drawing

Accession number 2002-51b