(1924 - 1995)
Bernard Safran was active/lived in New York, New Brunswick / Canada. Bernard Safran is known for portrait, urban genre, rural landscape.
Biography Bernard Safran
Born in New York City to Russian immigrant parents who fled Czarist Russia, Bernard Safran showed early art talent and attended New York's High School of Music and Art. He later graduated from Pratt Institute, and then served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in China, Burma and India during World War II
In 1946, he began work as a commercial illustrator, freelancing as a book-jacket illustrator for mysteries and westerns. He earned adequate money in these jobs but decided to focus on fine art. In the mid 1950s, he spent six months studying masterpieces in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, examining the techniques used by such artists as Rubens, Velasquez and Rembrandt. Studying and copying these Old Masters, he learned an oil-glaze
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