Bernard Childs | the artist
The artist Bernard Childs
Born Sept 1 1910, Brooklyn New York, USA.
Died 1985, , .
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Arrival’, 1955, colour engraving and drypoint
Born in Brooklyn, New York, to Russian immigrant parents, Bernard Childs grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In 1930, after two years at the University of Pennsylvania, he went to New York to pursue his art career. Studying by night at the Art Students League with Kimon Nicolaides, Childs met the Danish silversmith Per Smed. Childs remarked: "From this great craftsman I learned the beauty of metals, the feel of them in my hands, the excitement of fashioning them and the use of the special tools that bring them to life."…