Duncan Grant

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Grant, Duncan

(Duncan James Corrowr Grant), 1885–1978, Scottish painter, b. Rothiermurchus, Inverness. He studied at London's Westminster School of Art (1902–4) and Slade School (1907–8) and at Paris's La Palette School (1906–7). A member of the Bloomsbury groupBloomsbury group,
name given to the literary group that made the Bloomsbury area of London the center of its activities from 1904 to World War II. It included Lytton Strachey, Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, E. M.
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 and exponent of postimpressionismpostimpressionism,
term coined by Roger Fry to refer to the work of a number of French painters active at the end of the 19th cent. who, although they developed their varied styles quite independently, were united in their rejection of impressionism.
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, he applied his talents to paintings (fluid, vibrantly colored portraits, landscapes, and still lifes), prints, theatrical costumes and scenery, and interior decor. Some of his designs were created in collaboration with Vanessa Bell, with whom he lived. Grant was also a founding member of the Omega Workshops (1913–19), for which he created textiles, ceramics, and other decorative items, and part of the London Group (est. 1915) of avant-garde artists.


See biography by F. Spalding (1998); studies by D. B, Turnbaugh (1987), S. Watney (1990, repr. 1999), and R. Shone (1993, 2000).

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Original cover designs for Hogarth Press publications include The Common Reader, On Being Ill, and Duncan Grant.
Revolutionary: Phoebe Fox as Vanessa Bell, James Norton as Duncan Grant and Lydia Leonard as Virginia Woolf in Life In Squares
3) La cooperacion tecnica britanica empieza desde 1968 a 1974 con la vinculacion del profesor John Burton al Departamento de Ingenieria Mecanica, se restablece desde 1976 a 1977 con la representacion de Duncan Grant vinculado al Departamento de Ingenieria Electrica y finalmente se renueva desde 1979 hasta 1982 con el profesor John Burton que regresa como docente del programa de Ingenieria Mecanica.
Vanessa, who has two sons in an open marriage with Clive Bell, falls madly in love with Duncan Grant immediately after seeing him kiss her brother.
For Gilbert Spencer, for example, it was the labor movement; for Duncan Grant, gay rights.
The reader is also enlightened by the obvious talents of many artists, such as Kathleen McEnery, Gwen John, Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry and Duncan Grant, whom dominant stories of modern art seem to neglect.
I have a feeling that the discreet bisexuality of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant would have felt acutely embarrassed by the "annual celebration of Charleston's gay heritage with tea and cakes and musical accompaniment from Brighton's Rainbow Chorus".
A former art history professor, Watney has written several titles on art, including a study of British painter Duncan Grant (John Murray, 1990), and is currently working on The Future of the Past: A Defense of Museums, a book on the changing face of the art institution, to be published next winter.
The Bloomsbury artists, particularly Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, and Vanessa Bell, spent years in a succession of rented Provencal villas, painting fishing boats and still lifes and writing enthusiastic letters home about the quality of the light.
In the 1930s Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell gave invaluable support to anti-fascist exhibitions and initiatives.
This includes curtains by Duncan Grant (or Vanessa Bell), doors and chimney-pieces painted with blobs and croquet-hoops by Vanessa Bell (or Duncan Grant), furniture of every style except the Tudor and modernistic .