David Bomberg taught drawing and painting at Borough Polytechnic, later to become London South Bank University (LSBU), from 1946 to 1953 where he earned himself a reputation as a radical teacher who favoured an approach that allowed his students to find their own individual artistic vision.
Bomberg's defiance of established teaching methods of the day contributed to his reputation as an outsider, though he thrived partly for this very reason, as his students were attracted by his reputation as an extraordinary and visionary teacher. Bomberg went on to become a lasting influence on a generation of promising artists at Borough Polytechnic, and beyond.
The exhibition uses work by David Bomberg, from A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection to examine the approach of this unique artist teacher, and will include the works of five artists who studied under him: Dennis Creffield, Cliff Holden, Edna Mann, Dorothy Mead and Miles Richmond.
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