Born 1904, Zborov, Czechoslovakia
Died 1976, London
Jacob Bornfriend studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague from 1929-34. He emigrated to England in 1939. He first exhibited in London in 1945, showing regularly thereafter at Roland, Browse and Delbanco.
The University of Warwick's first architect, Eugene Rosenberg, commissioned him to make a large mural for the Jews' College, London in 1957. A retrospective was held at the Bedford Way Gallery, University of London Institute of Education in October and November 1980, with a catalogue introduction by Pierre Rouve.
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