David Bomberg was a British painter best known for his brash, angular avant-garde works. The artist was commonly associated with his machine-like depictions of the human figure, a motif prevalent in his early work, which appeared as though they were leaping off the pictorial plane. However, the artist was severely impacted by World War I and its aftermath, and in the interwar period he instead began working primarily on more traditional landscape paintings, reminiscent of Post-Impressionist painting.