DAVID BOMBERG

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1890 Born on 5 December in Birmingham
1895-1913 Practiced drawing from the age of 14 in the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum
1905 Apprenticed to lithographer Paul Fischer
1908 Broke his indentures to become an artist
1908-1910 Attended evening classes at the City and Guilds School and Sickert’s evening classes at Westminster School
1911-1913 Studied at the Slade School where he won a certificate for drawing in1912. The poet Isaac Rosenberg was a friend and fellow-student
1913 Founder member of the London Group. Visit to Paris where he met Picasso, Modigliani, and Kisling
1915-1918 Served in Royal Engineers
1923 Left for Palestine
1924 Six-month expedition to Petra
1927 Return from Palestine
1929 First visit to Spain
1930 Visited Morocco and the Greek Islands
1932 Painting expeditions to Scotland and Derbyshire accompanied by Lilian Holt, another painter whom he later married
1933 Six-month visit to Russia
1934-35 Spent 18 months in Spain
1943-46 Taught drawing at the Borough Polytechnic, London
1944 Painting expedition to Exmoor and North Devon
1945 Obtained a teaching post at a school in Dagenham
1945-49 Taught drawing one day a week at the Bartlett School of Architecture
1947 Formation of the Borough Group; a few pupils grouped around Bomberg
1948 Visit to Cyprus
1953 Borough Bottega exhibits at the Berkeley Galleries, London
1953 Formation of the Borough Bottega; pupils group around Bomberg
1954-57 Lived in Spain
1957 Became ill in Spain, taken to hospital in Gibraltar and died in London on 19 August

Selected Solo Exhibitions
1914 First one-man show of 55 pictures at the Chenil Galleries, Chelsea. Exhibited 5 pictures at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London in “Twentieth Century Art”
1923 Pen and wash drawings at Heal’s Mansard Gallery, London
1928 Leicester Galleries, London
1929 Exhibition at Ruskin Gallery, Birmingham
1932 Bloomsbury Gallery, London
1936 Cooling Galleries, London
1943 Leger Gallery, London
1954 Heffer Gallery, Cambridge
1958 Tate Gallery, London; traveled to Newcastle, Swansea, Middlesborough,
Kettering, and Bradford
1960 Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry
1961 Hope Hall, Liverpool

1967 David Bomberg 1890 – 1957 Tate Gallery, London; travelled to Hull Manchester, Bristol, and Nottingham
1973 Fischer Fine Art Limited, London
1979 Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1983 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1983 David Bomberg: Drawings, Watercolours, Oils on paper,
Gillian Jason Gallery, London
1984 Ben Uri Gallery, London
1985 Fishcer Fine Art Limited, London
1986 L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California
1986 Rex Irwin Gallery, Wollahra, Australia
1988 Fischer Fine Art Limited, London
1988 Retrospective at the Tate Gallery, London. Richard Cork, David Bomberg,
Tate Gallery catalogue
1988 David Bomberg: Works on Paper, Gillian Jason Gallery, London
1990-91 David Bomberg, Works on Paper, Gillian Jason Gallery, London
1992 David Bomberg: Drawings 1914-1919, Gillian Jason Gallery, London, to mark the publication of Poems and Drawings from the First World War
2004 David Bomberg en Ronda, Museo Joaquín Peinado, Ronda, Spain

Selected Group Exhibitions
1948 Second Annual Exhibition of the Borough Group. Bomberg exhibits with his students
1949 Third Annual Exhibition of the Borough Group, including pictures by Bomberg. Borough Group dissolves later that year
1954-55 Exhibition of the Borough Bottega at several galleries
1971 David Bomberg and Lilian Holt, Reading Museum and Art Gallery
2000 La Mirada Fuerte: Pintura Figurativa de Londres (a collaboration between the
British Arts Council and the Mexican Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes including Bomberg, Coldstream, Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews,
Auerbach, and Uglow), Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City and Museo de Monterrey 2000.

Bibliography
1919 Russian Ballet published with text and illustrations by Bomberg, published by Hendersons, The Bomb Shop, Cecil Court, London
1967 William Lipke, David Bomberg, a critical study of his life and work, London, Evelyn, Adams & Mackay Ltd.
1976 Richard Cork, Vorticism and Abstract Art in the First Machine Age, Gordon Fraser, London
1988 Richard Cork, David Bomberg, Tate Gallery catalogue
1992 Poems and Drawings from the First World War, by David Bomberg, London: Gillian Jason Gallery with foreword by Neville Jason and contribution by Richard Cork. This was also a book published by Yale University Press

Collections
City of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; City Art Gallery of Leeds; Arts Council of Great Britain; British Museum; Imperial War Museum, London; Museum of London; The Tate Gallery; Victoria & Albert Museum; City Art Gallery of Manchester; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Jewish Museum, New York, and many more museums worldwide

 

 

 

 

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