Jiri Borsky was born in Dobrany 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 years. Among the early influences were the 14th Century Czech gothic panel paintings he was at the National Gallery there. Jiri's first solo exhibition was held in Malostranska Beseda. Prague in 1966 Following the soviet invasion of 1968 and the collapse of Dubcek's regime Jiri came to live in England. He married in 1972 and became a British citizen in 1975. Since then he has painted full time. He is passionately interested in music playing Jazz piano in his spare time and frequently finds inspiration in music-related themes. Jiri has exhibited regularly and his paintings are in many collections in Britain and abroad. He is now featured in all the major British Art Fairs and several further afield.