Wednesday 2nd June 2021 – David Bomberg’s Lost Legacy: A Master Painter and His Students

David Bomberg’s Lost Legacy: A Master Painter and His Students

Sappers at work - Canadian Tunnelling Company, R14, St Eloi

Sappers at work – Canadian Tunnelling Company, R14, St Eloi

David Bomberg, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Kate Aspinall

In this lecture we’ll discover the power of one of the most passionate, pugnacious and underappreciated painters in twentieth-century Britain.

Neglected for much of his lifetime, David Bomberg has only recently been rightfully celebrated with exhibitions across the country.  

We’ll explore 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, David Bomberg’s passion and craft revived the British tradition of expressive naturalism and created a visual language that remains very much alive today.

Dr Kate Aspinall is an independent historian, writer, and artist.  Based in London, she focuses her art historical work on British visual culture in the 20th century.  She teaches for the Courtauld and Yale in London and has spoken at a range of galleries and public institutions, including Tate, the Towner and Pallant House.  

In addition to her art practice, which recently won a grant from the European Commission, she was a long-term consultant for the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, and until recently she served as a Trustee of the Association for Art History, representing freelance and independent art historians.  She has degrees from the University of St Andrews, the Courtauld Institute and the University of East Anglia. 

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