In Celebration of David Bomberg 1890-1957
Artist(s): David Bomberg
Author(s): Richard Cork
Year published: 2007
Publisher: Daniel Katz Gallery
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 64
Illustrations: Over 25 colour plates of Bombergs Oils charcoal & ink
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David Bomberg (1890-1957) was born in Birmingham, the fifth child of a Polish immigrant leather worker, and grew up in London’s East End. He took evening classes at the Westminster School of Art where he was taught by Walter Sickert from 1908 to 1910 and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1911 to 1913. After leaving the Slade he traveled to France where he met Modigliani and Picasso. Early in his career Bomberg painted large, near-abstract paintings, based on cubist grid patterns and though he had contact with Wyndham Lewis’s Vorticist group he refused to become a member. In the 1920s Bomberg’s work became more naturalistic and expressive. Although he received little recognition during his life, a cause of deep depression, Bomberg’s teaching at the Borough Polytechnic in London from 1945 to 1953 was highly influential on both Leon Kossoff and Frank Auerbach among others.
Danny Katz is best known for his expertise in European sculpture and has been dealing since 1968.