This collection consists of the personal papers of Bernard Meninsky, featuring artworks, writings, correspondence and photographs. From this collection, selected items have been digitised which provide an insight into Bernard Meninsky's life, and work as an artist and teacher, particularly shedding light on his struggle with mental illness, insecurity, and depression, and his work as a commissioned war artist. Items available to view online include: certificates documenting Meninsky's naturalisation in Britain and a second prize award from the Scholar's magazine; sketches and artworks by Meninsky featuring sketches of his father, female figures and commissioned work from the second world war; manuscripts and typescripts from Meninsky's, 'The art of drawing'; a notebook featuring extracts and quotes from various authors which were meaningful to Meninsky during his struggle with depression; and photographs of Bernard Meninsky, his family and his friends.
Further details on this collection are available on the archive catalogue.
- Collection Owner
- Bernard Meninsky 1891–1950
- Tate Archive
- Presented by Nora Meninsky in 1982.
- TGA 8225
42 objects in this collection
Personal and financial papers; artworks; writings; correspondence; photographs; publications; and press cuttings relating to Bernard Meninsky and his second wife, Nora (née Barczinsky)
Personal and Financial Documents relating to Bernard and Nora Meninsky
- Manuscripts, typescripts and published material relating to ‘The appreciation of drawing’ edited from ‘The art of drawing’ by Bernard Meninsky, 1948
- This includes proofs and dummy copies.
- TGA 8225/3/2