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

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 and . Over the next few years his paintings combine abstract and Vorticist influences. Modigliani Picasso 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, , was rejected by the Canadian committee who criticised Bomberg’s Futurism. Sappers at Work

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