Artist and teacher Morris Weidman was born into a Jewish family in London in 1912 and studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts (1926-29), assisted by the Jewish Education Aid Society, which had helped many of the 'Whitechapel Boys' (including David Bomberg and Mark Gertler, almost two decades earlier) and at the Royal College of Art (1929-32); he then assisted the sculptor Bainbridge Copnall for two years on the RIBA reliefs, before going on to teach at several English grammar schools. After the Second World War, Weidman settled in Tunbridge Wells in Kent and taught at Tunbridge Wells School of Art - where his pupils included Humphrey Ocean RA - a post he held until retirement. His work was exhibited at the New English Art Club and at Ben Uri Gallery in the 'Autumn Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures by Contemporary Jewish Artists' (4 Sept -19 October) 1945. Morris Weidman died in London in 1992.

In 2002 Ben Uri Gallery and Weidman's family helped organise the exhibition 'Responding to the Holocaust' at Hendon Church Farmhouse Museum.