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Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell (née Stephen; 30 May 1879 – 7 April 1961). Home education, open marriage.......when you I see how certain people lived in the past and think about our timeI I realize more and more that the society we live in today is much more conservative than int the past despite of the frivolous images we are surrounded.

Vanessa had private courses in painting.

"Vanessa was very disappointed and discouraged in her early career as an artist, during which she exhibited in several of her paintings at the New English Art Club and other venues. In addition to the income that she earned from the sale of few paintings, she provided illustrations to many books written by Virgina Woolf and decorated furniture and artifacts for the Omega market(dust jacket Link). She reached the height of her career a several years after Roger Fry's First Post-Impressionist Exhibition in 1910(link), during which she became influenced by French artists like Cezzane and Matisse. Vanessa often painted together with Grant. Therefore, several of their paintings contain the same theme." Read more here: an introduction to her work and art (external website).

vanessa bell paintingStudland Beach, c.1912 oil on canvas 76.2 x 101.6 cm.




vanessa bell
Arum lilies, oil on Canvas, ca. 1919, 74cm x45.8


vanessa bell paintingConversation, oil on canvas, 1913-1916, 86.6 x 81cm



vanessa bell paintingVirginia Woolf, oil on board, 1911-12 40cm x 34 cm.Vanessa was sister of Virginia Woolf.


She was also a designer and designed objects, textile, rugs.


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