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Roger Fry

© 1961 estate of Vanessa Bell, courtesy Henrietta Garnett. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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A specialist in Italian Renaissance art, Fry wrote articles for the Burlington Magazine which he helped found, and until 1910 acted as European adviser to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. From 1910 he was closely linked with Bloomsbury. Following the two Post-Impressionism exhibitions he organised in 1910 and 1912–1913 he was a leading figure among the avant-garde. In 1913, he founded the Omega workshops, which applied new principles of mass, line, form and colour to the production of furniture, fabrics and jewellery.

National Portrait Gallery, London


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  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    29.3 x 23.6 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    Purchased with help from Sir Christopher Ondaatje and the Art Fund, 2005


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