We are pleased to offer this Bernard Safran painting of Springhill Miners, Ernie Jones and Jim Spence. A world-renowned artist, Mr. Safran’s biography and some Time Magazine covers featuring his paintings are shown here.
Born: Brooklyn, NY, June 3, 1924, Died 1995
Studied: H.S. of Music and Art, Pratt Institute
1943-1946 – Served in the US Army Corps of Engineers – 4 campaigns
In China, Burma, India (4 Battle Stars)
1946-1956 – Freelance illustrator in New York City
1657-1965 - 76 portraits for Time Magazine (73 covers)
1966-1995 – Painting
One Man Shows: Fitzgerald Gallery, New York 1965
Capricorn Gallery, Washington, 1968
Represented in many group shows around the US.
Time portraits in the collections of The late Shah of Iran, Hon. Jean Monnet, Hon. Harold MacMillan, Sir Frank Packer, Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge, James Line, Jack I. Strauss, Gov. Luther Hodges (North Carolina), Franz Josef Straus, the late Sultan of Morocco Mohammed V, the late Prime Minister of Turkey Adnan Mendares, Jack Paar, Dr. Ludwig Fuerbringer (Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo), Dr. Nelson Glueck (American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Oh), Gov. Munoz Martin (Puerto Rico), the late Rep. Sen. Rayburn, Dr. Visser t’Hooft (World Council of Churches, Geneva), the late Sen. Everett Dirksen, the late Sen. Harry Byrd, Lee Iacocca, Pres. Julius Nyere (Tanzania).
Arrived in Canada, January 1973
Canadian Citizen 1977.
1974: One man show, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison Unit. (Sept.)
1976: Triptych, A Canadian Family (Canadian Gothic) shown at Montreal Olympics in NB Olympic exhibition, and toured the Province for a year.
1976: One man show at Manuge Galleries, Halifax, (Nov.)
1978: One man show at Manuge Galleries, Halifax, (March)
In Canada, portraits in the collections of H. Harrison McCain, Barristers’ Society of NB, Dr. George F. G. Stanley, W.K. MacLeod (Thetford Mines), Mount Allison Univ., Upper Canada Collegd, Toronto, General O. M. Lockyer, Legislative Assembly Bldg., Fredericton, St. Francis Xavier Univ., John J. Jodrey, and others
1978: Exhibition of 18 New York paintings at Owens Art Gallery (month of August), Mount Allison Univ.
1978: Portraits of President Lyndon Johnson, Senator Barry Goldwater shown at National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute (May through August)
1978: May: 35 portraits donated to Time Inc., and now in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Inst., Washington
H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Anne Marie Dagmar Ingrid (Denmark), Richard Burton, Jose Miro Cardona, Fidel Castro, Caryl Williams Chessman, Charles Andre Joseph M. De Gaulle, Dwight Eisenhower, John Enders, Ludwig Erhard, Henry Hamill Fowler, Clint and John Murchison, Barry Morris Goldwater, Group: Che Guevara, Mao Tse Tung, Nikita Kruschev, Group: Kennedy family, Pope John XXIII, Lyndon Johnson, Abdul Karim Kassem, Robert Francis Kennedy, Ancil Keys, Leonard W. Larson, Evsei Liberman.
Non-portrait work in collection: Buddha, Archbishop Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, Blas Roca, Donald J. Russell, Norton Simon, Achmad Sukarno, Fernando Balaunde Terry, Savng Vatthana (King of Laos), Tennessee Williams, James Harold Wilson, Richard Nixon
1979: 3 paintings in “New Brunswick Artists Speaking with Children” (Oct)
1980: Portraits of Pres. Richard Nixon, Sen. Barry Goldwater, Tennessee Williams exhibited at National Portrait Gallery (summer and fall)
There are also paintings in numerous collections in Canada as a result of sales at the two shows in Halifax.
Dec 1980 painting "Home from the Marsh" purchased by Lady Beaverbrook (Sir James Dunn Foundation) for $16,000