Bomberg at the National

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BACKGROUND If I haven’t said it before, Japan (the group) by way of their Oil on Canvas record introduced me to the painter Frank Auerbach. This in turn led me to Leon Kossoff and both would lead me to their teacher, David Bomberg. A Brummie by birth he graduated from the Slade and later taught at Borough Polytechnic (now London South Bank University). His wife Lillian (née Holt) was also a painter but put her own career on hold to promote her husband’s work. In effect becoming an arts marketeer. Both…read more