From his youthful studies at the Slade School of Art to his innovative teaching at Borough Polytechnic (now London South Bank University), experts discuss Bomberg’s avant-garde modernism in the context of artist-led art education.
Full programme coming soon. Talks to include:
Richard Cork, 'Bomberg: Student of the 'Old Masters'
David Boyd Haycock, '"The Slade way": Bomberg and the Golden Generation'
Kate Aspinall, 'The School of Bomberg'
Leon Betsworth, 'Innovations and contradictions: Bomberg’s teaching at the Borough'.
Dr Richard Cork is an award-winning art critic, historian, broadcaster and exhibition curator, as well as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy. He wrote a major monograph on David Bomberg in 1987 and curated the Tate’s first large solo exhibition of Bomberg’s work in 1988.
Dr David Boyd Haycock specializes in 20th-century British art. He is author of 'Paul Nash' (2016) and 'A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War' (2009). He is curating an exhibition of British Surrealism at Dulwich Picture Gallery, opening in February 2020.
Dr Leon Betsworth is a Lecturer in English Literature at London South Bank University. His research focuses on the social and cultural histories of early 20th-century art and literature. He has published on David Bomberg, Wyndham Lewis, and Ernest Hemingway.
Dr Kate Aspinall is an independent historian, writer, and artist. Her research looks at the role of drawing in 20th-century British visual culture, and she is currently working on a monograph on drawing practice and 20th-century modernism in Britain.