Painter, sculptor and stained glass artist, born in Salzburg, Austria. He worked in England from 1938 and taught at Luton School of Art. In the early 1950s, the artist and designer Gordon House was his assistant. Kern was commissioned by the monks of Buckfast Abbey, among others, to make ecclesiastical sculpture. His oil painting Manifest, showing a pronounced Eastern European influence in its strong colours and brushwork, is in St Paul’s Church, Bedford. Lived in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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