David Bomberg

(British, 1890–1957)

bargee and canal bank by david bomberg

David Bomberg

Bargee and Canal Bank

the franciscan by david bomberg

David Bomberg

The Franciscan, 1954

Biography

Timeline

1890
Born in Birmingham
1911 - 1913
Studied at the Slade where he was awarded the Tonks prize
1915
Founder-member of the London Group; exhibited with the Vorticists
1918 - 1919
Commissioned by the Canadian War Records Office to paint "Sappers at Work"
1923 - 1927
Lived in Palestine where he developed his strongly expressive geometric style
1930 - 1939
Lived in Spain
1945 - 1953
During the Second World War he was an Official War Artist, and after the war taught at the Borough Polytechnic in London
1954 - 1957
Returned to Spain
1957
Died
1988
Major retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery