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Bomberg, David (1890-1957)
by Scholes, Robert


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David Bomberg (1890 - 1957)

David Bomberg was born in Birmingham. He trained as a lithographer before studying painting in London at the Westminster School of Art (1908-10) and the Slade School of Art (1911-13). In 1913 he travelled to France where he met Modiglianiand Picasso. Over the next few years his paintings combine abstract and Vorticist influences.

In 1917 the Canadian authorities commissioned Bomberg to paint a picture to celebrate an operation in which sappers successfully blew up a salient of the German defences at Saint-Eloi near Arras. His painting, Sappers at Work, was rejected by the Canadian committee who criticised Bomberg's Futurism.

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