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David Bomberg
© National Portrait Gallery, London. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

David Bomberg c.1937

David Bomberg (1890–1957)

National Portrait Gallery, London

(b Birmingham, 5 Dec. 1890; d London, 19 Aug. 1957). British painter. He gave up an apprenticeship as a lithographer to devote himself to painting, studying under Sickert and at the Slade School. Whilst still a student he showed an advanced understanding of avant-garde Continental painting, particularly Cubism and Futurism (he visited Paris in 1913), and he exhibited with the Vorticists (although he turned down Wyndham Lewis's invitation to become a formal member of the group).

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)


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