Vanessa Bell

Sarah Milroy, Ian A.C. Dejardin, and a series of photographs by Patti Smith

In Spring 2017 Dulwich Picture Gallery will present the first major museum exhibition devoted to the work of British female modernist painter Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), member of the Bloomsbury Group. This accompanying publication beautifully showcases the oil paintings, photographs, ceramics, fabrics, decorative screens and works on paper in a stunning display of her vibrant and wide-ranging talent. Long overshadowed by the complexity of her family life and romantic entanglements, the editors assess Bell in the context of her relationship with sister, Virginia Woolf, and as muse and confidant to Roger Fry and Duncan Grant but ultimately present an intrepid artist deserving of fresh consideration.

ISBN-13: 9781781300510

192 pages, 182 colour illustrations, 28 × 24 cm, paperback, English

Dulwich Picture Gallery & Philip Wilson, 2017
€ 32.50