Players, 1919, David Bomberg (1890-1957). Presented by Mrs Lilian Bomberg 1976 ©Tate, London 2019

lectures

David Bomberg’s lost legacy: a master painter and his students

  • Wednesday 1 April 2020
    (6 pm)
  • The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT
  • Lecturer: Kate Aspinall

One of Britain’s greatest twentieth-century painters David Bomberg (1890-1957) was neglected for much of his lifetime and has only recently been rightfully celebrated with exhibitions at galleries across the country. This hour-long talk explores what it is in his painting that touches a nerve today as much as it did for the talented group of artists who studied with him. From Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff to Dennis Creffield, Bomberg’s passion and craft revived the British tradition of expressive naturalism and created a visual language that remains very much alive today.

Lecturer

Dr Kate Aspinall is an independent historian, writer and artist. Based in London, her research looks to the role of drawing in twentieth-century British visual culture, and she is currently working on a monograph, The Paradox of Medium Specificity: Drawing Practice and Twentieth-Century Modernism in Britain.

Guest places available