Jiri Borsky

Jiri Borsky was born in Dobrany, Czech Republic (then Czechoslovakia), in 1945. He spent his childhood in rural surroundings and at the age of 15 he moved with his parents to Prague, where he lived and studied for the next eight formative years.

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Among the early, and lasting, influences were the 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 1996.

Following the Soviet invasion in 1968, Jiri came to England.  Soon he found employment as a draughtsman with Wedgwood and settled in the Potteries.

He enrolled to study painting at Staffordshire University (then North Staffordshire Polytechnic). He graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in 1979. Since then he has painted full time.

Jiri’s work is exhibited widely throughout the country and is in many private collections in this country and abroad.