We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

🛈 Find out what you need to know before visiting


Breton woman carrying a basket


Bernard Meninsky


25 Jul 1891 – 12 Feb 1950

  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    black chalk
    30.0 x 20.8 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Bernard Meninsky/Bridgeman Art Library

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Bernard Meninsky

    Works in the collection


  • About

    MENINSKY was born in the Ukraine but his family emigrated to England shortly after he was born. He studied at the Liverpool School of Art then worked in Paris in 1911 before returning to study at the Slade School in London. He taught life drawing at the Westminster School of Art from 1920. There were subsequent working trips to France in 1922 and 1937. Meninsky was an accomplished and prolific figure draughtsman, and his paintings in oil, gouache and watercolour consist mainly of landscapes and figurative compositions.

  • Provenance

    Hendrik Kolenberg, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013.

    Bonhams, London, London/England, Purchased by Kolenberg 1973

Other works by Bernard Meninsky

See all 5 works