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 View from Ronda of Bomberg's and the Richmonds' houses on the ridge.  Photo by Nicola Baird

View from Ronda of Bomberg's and the Richmonds' houses on the ridge.

Photo by Nicola Baird

A Casa with a View: Notes on a Bomberg Inspired ‘Pilgrimage’ to Ronda, August 2017

Nicola Baird is PhD candidate in the School of Arts and Creative Industries at London South Bank University and a member of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image (CSNI). Hers is a collaborative project between London South Bank University’s Borough Road Gallery and the Ben Uri Gallery: Art, Identity, Migration.

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David Bomberg’s niece, Cecily Bomberg in conversation with Nicola Baird, PhD candidate, LSBU

NB: I wondered if you could explain how you relate to David Bomberg?

CB: My father, John was the baby of the Bomberg family, my mother, Olive was 12 years his junior, an Irish Catholic girl. David was my uncle and he was very keen on my mother because she turned my father around and put him on the straight and narrow- he adored her. David had been 22 when his mother died, he was already launched and she’d done everything for him but my father was 7 so you can imagine and then the others were all older and grown up so you can imagine what he went through….