Isaac Rosenberg: Introduction and photograph of the poet in uniform
Introduction and photograph of the poet in uniform
Isaac Rosenberg was born in Bristol on 25th November 1890, the son of Lithuanian Jews. He grew up in cramped and impoverished conditions in the East End of London. However, the intellectual climate of the home was rich, and Isaac displayed a talent for drawing. He also wrote poetry. After attending the Slade School for art education, he moved to South Africa for his health, and was there when war broke out in August 1914.
This pathway gives a brief overview of some of Isaac Rosenberg's poetry and letters, and some of the images that might have inspired him during his time spent in France from the summer of 1916 until his death on 1st April, 1918.
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