Vanessa • Bell

Vanessa Bell (1879–1961) was a British painter and interior designer who established her reputation as part of the avant-garde Bloomsbury Group. Her most innovative works, which fused fine art and decorative design, show the influence of post-Impressionism, Matisse and Cubism. Bell was the elder sister of writer Virginia Woolf. She was married to the art critic Clive Bell, with whom she had an open marriage.
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Virginia Wollf at Charleston, painted by her sister Vanessa Bell

Virginia Wollf at Charleston, painted by her sister - Vanessa Bell (British, Bloomsbury Group

The Kitchen at Charleston, East Sussex  by Vanessa Bell  ca.1943

Vanessa Bell's painting of Grace Higgens. Collection of Charleston It was Vanessa Bell’s portrait of Grace Higgens hanging in the upst.

Portrait of Virginia Woolf by her sister Vanessa Bell.

Virginia Woolf (née Stephen), Lent by the National Portrait Gallery, London. Purchased with help from The Art Fund, © National Portrait Gallery, London.

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