About the Article
Leader among Equals: The ‘School’ of Bomberg in Context is a paper by independent historian, writer, and artist, Kate Aspinall. This paper looks at ways to understand Bomberg’s teachings against and within the rapid changes in art education in mid-twentieth century Britain, considering the claim that Bomberg created an environment set apart from the trends around him. This text was first presented as a talk as part of the public programme for “Keep the Paint Moving”: David Bomberg and the Art of Radical Teaching, for further details of the talk please click here.
Text © Kate Aspinall 2016
About the Author
Kate Aspinall is an independent historian, writer, and artist. Based in London, her research looks to the role of drawing in early 20th century British visual culture with a particular emphasis on the intersections between institutional and personal discipline. She is currently working on a monograph, The Paradox of Medium Specificity: Drawing Practice and Twentieth Century Modernism in Britain, and most recently she wrote an article on the role of the drawn mark and the Gothic within Herbert Read’s critical agenda for a special issue of Visual Resources (February 2016). She consults for the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and serves as Chairwoman of the AAH Freelance and Independents.