01/06/2022 - 09/09/2022
Mid C20th - Painting
Bomberg at the Borough Road
David Bomberg (1890–1957) taught revolutionary life-drawing classes in a modified engineering room at London South Bank University (then called the Borough Polytechnic) between 1945 - 1953. Bomberg held evening classes that attracted a diverse group of individuals that were drawn to his unconventional teaching style, emphasising learning through practice.
Bomberg’s most dedicated students formed art collectives: first the Borough Group (1946-50/1) and then the Borough Bottega (1953–56) to promote the values they learnt in his classroom and showing their work in a series of group exhibitions.
The exhibition is an exploration of David Bomberg’s time as a teacher at the Borough Polytechnic and the diverse works created by him and his students during this period. The exhibition includes portraits, cityscapes and figure paintings. Artworks from A David Bomberg Legacy - The Sarah Rose Collection including David Bomberg (1890–1957) and a selection of his students from Dorothy Mead (1928-1975), Cliff Holden (1919-2020), Miles Richmond (1922-2008), Dennis Creffield (1931-2018), Leslie Marr (1922-2021) and Edna Mann (1926-1985) make up the exhibition.