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Name David Bomberg (1890-1957)

Born Birmingham, England

Died London, England

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David Bomberg was born to Polish-Jewish parents in Birmingham, England, in 1890. The family moved to Whitechapel in 1895, where he became prominent among the ‘Whitechapel Boys’ - a group of young, Jewish, mainly émigré artists who were either born, raised or worked in the East End in the first two decades of the 20th century, and who, both collectively, and individually, made an important contribution to British Modernism. Initially apprenticed as a chromolithographer, he attended night classes under Walter Sickert and also worked as an artist’s model before studying at the Slade School of Fine Art, where he was seen as a ‘disturbing influence’. In 1913 Bomberg visited Paris with Jacob Epstein, making contact with artists including Modigliani and Picasso. He died in 1957.

Object Details

Date 1919

Description Lithographic poster, 83 x 55.5 cm, printed in a limited edition of 150.

Presentation Purchased from Gillian Jason Gallery 2015

Accession number AR2015-11

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