'David Bomberg (1890-1957) was one of the most original British artists of the 20th century, and one of the most underappreciated. The 60th anniversary of his death has seen an exhibition of his work at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, and the accompanying catalogue, Bomberg by Sarah MacDougall and Rachel Dickson offers a handsome stand-alone guide to this protean painter. As he moved from prewar modernism in the Jewish East End to sojourns in the Holy Land, Spain, Devon and Cyprus, his colour and brushstrokes became ever more concentrated as his struggle to express himself intensified.' - The Times
This new monograph on the important and influential 20th-century British artist David Bomberg (1890-1957) accompanies a touring exhibition at Pallant House, Chichester, Laing Gallery, Newcastle and Ben Uri Gallery, London.) The monograph is a comprehensive yet succinct account, providing an informed and accessible overview of Bomberg's career and achievements, combining a biographical narrative with an analytical and interpretative approach.
It discusses and illustrates Bomberg's five key periods and motifs including early, experimental modernism pre the First World War; War artist's commissions and immediate postwar works; major Jerusalem landscapes; portraiture, and particularly self-portraiture; and the flowering of his mature landscapes. The book is also notable for its inclusion of new material relating to Bomberg's Jewish background, and its sumptuous illustrations.
One of the Times' art books of the year (2017)
- Author: Sarah MacDougall, Head of Collections, Ben Uri Gallery
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Date published: November 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0900157615
- Product Dimensions: 38.8 x 28.7 cm