Still Life Group

Duncan Grant (1885 - 1978)

Tempera on paper

1955

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© 1978 Estate of Duncan Grant, courtesy Henrietta Garnett

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    Location
    Country: Other
    City: storage
  • About the artist
    Duncan Grant was born in Inverness in 1885. He studied at Westminster School of Art and also in Paris - where he met Matisse and Picasso - and at the Slade in London. From 1908 he was part of the Bloomsbury group, that included Vanessa Bell, her sister Virginia Woolf and Roger Fry. Grant’s painting style was influenced by the post-Impressionist exhibitions of 1910 and 1912 that Fry organised in London. With Fry and Bell, Grant founded the Omega Workshops to make decorative works. In his later years he lived at Charleston, Sussex, with Vanessa Bell. The pair travelled widely in Europe and spent much time in the South of France. After Bell's death in 1961, he continued painting and travelling and died in 1978 of pneumonia.
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  • Details
    Title
    Still Life Group
    Date
    1955
    Medium
    Tempera on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 59.50 cm, width: 50.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, December 1956
    Inscription
    tl: D. Grant. / -/55
    Provenance
    Consigned by the artist to Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in December 1956
    GAC number
    3654