Art Makes Lives Better

11 SEPTEMBER 2023 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2023
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Jiri Borsky, The Cook
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19. Jiri Borsky

The Cook

44 x 33 cm
Edition of 250



£500 - 1,000

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Jiri Borsky was born near Pilsen, Czech Republic (then Czechoslovakia), in 1945. At the age of 15 he moved with his parents to Prague, where he lived and studied for the next eight formative years. Among the early, and lasting, influences were the marvelous 14th century Czech Gothic panel paintings he saw at the National Gallery there. Jiri's first one-man exhibition was held in Malostranska Beseda, Prague, in 1966. Following the Soviet invasion in 1968, Jiri came to England where he married Patricia (née Garner) in 1972, and became a British citizen in 1975. He enrolled to study painting (under principal lecturer Arthur Berry) and graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in 1979. His external assessor was William Gear. Since then he has painted full time. Initially he supplemented his income with teaching, but has concentrated solely on studio work in recent years. In his spare time Jiri enjoys organic gardening. Music (mainly jazz, but also folk and classical) is his passion and frequently inspires his work. Jiri has exhibited widely and has artworks in collections in Britain, Europe and North America.

Artwork in good condition. Sold unframed and unmounted.

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