Bernard Karfiol (1886–1952) was an American artist born in Budapest, Hungary. Educated in Brooklyn, New York, he studied at the National Academy of Design in New York and at the Academie Julian in Paris. From 1908 to 1913, he taught and painted in New York. From 1917, Karfiol’s work was widely exhibited and received many awards. He was included in the Museum of Modern Art (NY) first exhibition of American art, Paintings by Nineteen Americans in 1929. Bernard Karfiol painted nudes, portraits and landscapes throughout his life. Many of his scene paintings were inspired by the landscape of Maine.
Works by Bernard Karfiol are currently represented in many esteemed museums and collections throughout the nation: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, MI; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Ogunquit Museum of Art, Ogunquit, ME; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; and The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. among others.