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Of that same generation of Anglo-Jewish artists as Bomberg, Gertler and Kramer, Meninsky remains perhaps the least familiar his work, reflecting an unusual mixture of anachronistic and contemporary concerns that do not fit comfortably into any clear-cut stylistic pigeon-holes. Trained at the Slade and a lifelong, gifted teacher of life-drawing (mostly at the Central School of Art), Meninsky’s artistic passions ranged from Masaccio and Giorgione via Blake and Palmer’s English romanticism to Cezanne, Maillol, and the neo-Classical period of Picasso. Elements of all these are present in this monumental little 'pastorale' in which, underpinned by his wonderful draughtsmanship and a beautiful sense of colour, he achieves, as his friend the painter Hans Feibusch once touchingly put it 'a heartbreaking melancholy' and 'a lonely, desperate grandeur'.