Sun, 15 Nov | Online Event

Finding Feibusch

An illustrated talk on Hans Feibusch and his forgotten murals in churches all over London and the South East by Emma Rose Barber. Part of European Days of Jewish Heritage and Culture, organised by B’nai B’rith UK.
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Finding Feibusch

Time & Location

15 Nov 2020, 15:00 – 16:00 GMT
Online Event

About the Event

Hans Feibusch (1898-1998) was a superb visionary 20th-century artist few people have ever heard of. He was a German Jewish painter and sculptor who fled Nazi Germany to live in Britain from 1933 until his death. Astonishingly, he is responsible for more murals in Church of England churches than any other artist in its entire history, yet he is only now beginning to receive the attention he deserves.

This talk will be a virtual tour of some of his ecclesiastical paintings with a particular focus on those he painted in austere, but striking 1950s’ built churches in south-east London and east Sussex.

The talk begins with the mural he painted for St Alban the Martyr near Holborn, where he worshipped after he had converted to Christianity. It will then look at other murals in churches such as St Mary the Virgin, Welling and All Saints, Shooters Hill. Subjects such as the Resurrection show you his bold and innovative figure painting style as well as some of the unusual things he does with colour, poses, and gestures.

By the end of the talk, you might just be a Hans Feibusch fan!


Emma Rose Barber is an art historian who has been teaching adults for over 25 years. She has spent the last five years with a Mini A-Z of London looking for churches to write about, many of which can be found on her blog. Her book, 111 Churches In London That You Shouldn’t Miss, is being published in Autumn 2020. She is also writing a Cultural History of Wayfaring.

This event is part of European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage organised in the UK by B’nai B’rith. B’nai B’rith UK is a cross-communal organisation whose aim is to bring Jewish people together to promote tolerance, strengthen the Jewish Community, combat racial and religious prejudice, and to help the less fortunate and the disadvantaged. The theme for this year’s European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage is 'Jewish Journeys'.

*COVID-19 UPDATE (3rd November, 2020)

Originally planned to happen at St John's Waterloo, this event has now been moved online due to reinstated lockdown measures. The talk will be delivered at 3pm via a Zoom link. You can subscribe for your free ticket and a Zoom link will be sent to you in the days running up to the event. In case of any technical questions around using Zoom, kindly get in touch at

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