David Bomberg 1890 - 1957

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David Bomberg - The Man in the Hat
Auction
Modern British and Irish Art Day Sale
March 2024
Christies, London
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 GBP
Realised: 17.640 GBP
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David Bomberg - Moorish Ronda, Andalucia
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Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale
March 2024
Christies, London
Est.: 150.000 - 250.000 GBP
Realised: 189.000 GBP
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David Bomberg - Three Dancers
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New Now
September 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 USD
Realised: 1.207 USD
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David Bomberg - The Dancer
Auction
Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale
March 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 150.000 - 250.000 GBP
Realised: 214.200 GBP
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David Bomberg - Figure Study (Racehorse)
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Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale
March 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 300.000 - 500.000 GBP
Realised: 378.000 GBP
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David Bomberg - Mount Scopus and Government House
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Modern British and Irish Art
November 2021
Bonhams, London
Est.: 60.000 - 80.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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David Bomberg - The Tree
Auction
Modern British Art
November 2021
Sothebys, London
Est.: 25.000 - 35.000 GBP
Realised: 50.400 GBP
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David Bomberg - View of Cuenca
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Modern British and Irish ArtEvening Sale
October 2021
Christies
Est.: 300.000 - 500.000 GBP
Realised: 694.500 GBP
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David Bomberg - Flowers
Auction
Modern British and Irish Art Day Sale
October 2021
Christies, London
Est.: 30.000 - 50.000 GBP
Realised: 35.000 GBP
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David Bomberg - Flowers in a Vase
Auction
Modern British and Irish Art Day Sale
October 2021
Christies, London
Est.: 30.000 - 50.000 GBP
Realised: 81.250 GBP
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David Bomberg - Bomb Store
Auction
Modern & Post War British Art Day Sale
June 2021
Sothebys, London
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 GBP
Realised: 63.000 GBP
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David Bomberg - Notre Dame de Paris
Auction
Modern & Post War British Art Day Sale
June 2021
Sothebys, London
Est.: 5.000 - 8.000 GBP
Realised: 10.080 GBP
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The artist David Bomberg

  • British painter of the 20th century and representative of Vorticism.
  • Painted in an abstract, angular style that reflected the industrial age.
  • Lived in five different countries after World War I.

David Bomberg was a 20th century British painter, sometimes referred to as a representative of Vorticism. Born in Birmingham in 1890, he first studied art history at the Westminster School of Art in 1908, where he was a student of Walter Sickert. While there, the young art student assisted the portrait painter John Singer Sargent in his studio – the experienced artist encouraged Bomberg to continue his studies at the more prestigious Slade School of Fine Art. He did so thanks to a scholarship from the Jewish Education Aid Society.

Between 1911 and 1913, Bomberg continued his studies there and met other contemporaries such as Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer, Ben Nicholson, Mark Gertler, and Isaac Rosenberg. In 1913, the recent graduate traveled to France with the sculptor Jacob Epstein, who also joined the Vorticist movement. In France, Bomberg met such greats as Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso, who would influence his later work.

World War I forced the artist to take a break, after which he traveled to various countries, settling in for one to four years at a time – he lived in Palestine, Morocco, Greece, Russia, and Spain. Between 1945 and 1953, Bomberg held a teaching position at London's South Bank University, where he taught Frank Auerbach, Leslie Marr, and Leon Kossoff, among others. Bomberg died in London in 1957 at the age of 66.

As a representative of Vorticism, Bomberg stylistically followed a movement from early 20th century England. The style developed parallel to Cubism and Futurism. It was at odds with academic tradition and Impressionism, and sought to make a specifically English contribution to modernism. Vorticism dealt with the modern, mechanical-industrial world, represented hardness as a value that was perceived as masculine at the time, but always moved far away from realistic depictions, abstracting the metropolitan subjects.All representatives of the movement rejected a moral mandate and argued that each work should function autonomously.

Der Künstler David Bomberg

  • Britischer Maler des 20. Jahrhunderts und Vertreter des Vortizismus.
  • Malte in einem abstrahierend-kantigen Stil, der sich am industriellen Zeitalter orientierte.
  • Lebte nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg in fünf verschiedenen Ländern.

David Bomberg war ein britischer Maler des 20. Jahrhunderts, der mitunter als Vertreter des Vortizismus bekannt wurde. 1890 in Birmingham geboren, nahm er 1908 zuerst ein Studium der Kunstgeschichte an der Westminster School of Art auf, wo er unter Walter Sickert lernte. Nebenbei assistierte der junge Kunststudent dem Porträtmaler John Singer Sargent in seinem Atelier – der erfahrene Künstler animierte Bomberg dazu, an der renommierteren Slade School of Fine Art weiter zu studieren. Das gelang ihm dank eines Stipendiums der Jewish Education Aid Society. 

Zwischen 1911 und 1913 führte Bomberg dort sein Studium fort und lernte andere Zeitgenossen wie Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer, Ben Nicholson, Mark Gertler und Isaac Rosenberg kennen. 1913 reiste der frische Absolvent nach Frankreich – zusammen mit dem Bildhauer Jacob Epstein, der sich ebenfalls der Vortizismus-Bewegung anschloss. In Frankreich machte Bomberg Bekanntschaft mit Größen wie Amedeo Modigliani und Pablo Picasso, die auch sein Spätwerk beeinflussen sollten. 

Der Erste Weltkrieg zwang den Künstler zur Pause, anschließend bereiste er verschiedene Länder, in denen er sich immer wieder ein bis vier Jahren niederließ – er lebte in Palästina, Marokko, Griechenland, Russland und Spanien. Zwischen 1945 und 1953 hatte Bomberg einen Lehrauftrag an der London South Bank University und unterrichtete zum Beispiel Frank Auerbach, Leslie Marr oder Leon Kossoff. Bomberg starb 1957 im Alter von 66 Jahren in London.

Als Vertreter des Vortizismus folgte Bomberg stilistisch einer Bewegung aus dem England des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Stilrichtung bildete sich parallel zum Kubismus und Futurismus. Sie stand im Widerspruch zur akademischen Tradition und dem Impressionismus und wollte einen spezifischen englischen Beitrag zur Moderne leisten. Der Vortizismus setzte sich mit der modernen, mechanisch-industriellen Welt auseinander, vertrat eine damals als maskulin empfundene Härte als Wert, bewegte sich aber stets fernab von realitätsnahen Darstellungen, die großstädtischen Sujets abstrahierte man. Alle Vertreter der Bewegung lehnten einen moralischen Auftrag ab und plädierten dafür, dass jedes Werk autonom funktionieren solle. 

David Bomberg - Ronda Bridge, The Tajo
Auction
Modern & Post War British Art Day Sale
June 2021
Sothebys, London
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 GBP
Realised: 11.970 GBP
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David Bomberg - Self-Portrait
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Modern & Post War British Art Day Sale
June 2021
Sothebys, London
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 GBP
Realised: 15.120 GBP
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David Bomberg - Bargee Figure
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Modern & Post War British Art Day Sale
June 2021
Sothebys, London
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 GBP
Realised: 8.820 GBP
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David Bomberg - Talgwyn Farm, Redwharf Bay, Anglesey
Auction
Modern & Post War British Art Day Sale
June 2021
Sothebys, London
Est.: 25.000 - 35.000 GBP
Realised: 60.480 GBP
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David Bomberg - Calle San Pedro, Cuenca
Auction
Modern & Post War British Art Day Sale
June 2021
Sothebys, London
Est.: 100.000 - 150.000 GBP
Realised: not sold
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David Bomberg - Sunset, Mount Hilarion, Cyprus
Auction
British Art Evening Sale: Modern/Contemporary
June 2021
Sothebys, London
Est.: 400.000 - 600.000 GBP
Realised: 595.800 GBP
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David Bomberg - Self-portrait
Auction
Modern British and Irish Art
April 2021
Bonhams, London
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 GBP
Realised: 6.375 GBP
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David Bomberg - Cathedral Group, Cuenca
Auction
Modern British Art Evening Sale
March 2021
Christies, London
Est.: 400.000 - 600.000 GBP
Realised: 400.000 GBP
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David Bomberg - Vagrants
Auction
Modern British and Irish Art
December 2020
Bonhams, London
Est.: 1.500 - 2.500 GBP
Realised: 4.463 GBP
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David Bomberg - Bomb Store
Auction
Modern & Post-War British Art
November 2020
Sothebys, London
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 GBP
Realised: 25.200 GBP
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David Bomberg - Self Portrait
Auction
Modern British and Irish Art
November 2020
Bonhams, London
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 GBP
Realised: 12.750 GBP
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David Bomberg - The Old City and Cathedral, Ronda 64 x 76.1 cm. (25 x 30 in.)
Auction
Modern British and Irish Art
November 2020
Bonhams, London
Est.: 400.000 - 600.000 GBP
Realised: 790.750 GBP
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