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21 People in artist grouping: Euston Road School

The Euston Road School artists' group, named after their premises at 314-316 Euston Road, was active between 1937-39, with its members favouring realism, instead of the contemporary trend of Avant Garde abstraction. The artists (either staff or students of The School of Drawing and Painting, London), used their modernist approach to make naturalistic imagery of everyday life, which they hoped would make art more accessible to the general public again. Their left-leaning political views were at odds with those of the Avant Garde artists who sought to isolate themselves and art from the people. The school would close in 1939 with the outbreak of WWII, as many of the members were called to the armed forces. There were, however, exhibitions of the group's work in 1942 and 1948. By 1949, William Coldstream, one of the group's founding members had left to work at The Slade School of Art. He had, however, created a group identity that would continue to influence, and be used to represent the new trend of naturalism in British art.

Vanessa Bell (née Stephen)

1879-1961
Painter; sister of Virginia Woolf
Sitter in 16 portraits | Artist associated with 14 portraits

Stanislawa Bevan (née de Karlowska)

1876-1952
Painter; wife of Robert Polhill Bevan
Sitter in 2 portraits

David Bomberg

1890-1957
Painter
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits

Sir William Menzies Coldstream

1908-1987
Painter
Sitter in 15 portraits

Anthony Devas

1911-1958
Artist
Artist of 2 portraits

Jacob Epstein

1880-1959
Sculptor
Sitter associated with 67 portraits | Artist of 14 portraits

Roger Fry

1866-1934
Critic and painter
Sitter in 17 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits

Patrick George

1923-
Painter and teacher
Artist of 1 portrait

Mark Gertler

1891-1939
Painter
Sitter in 98 portraits | Artist of 4 portraits

Harold Gilman

1876-1919
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 2 portraits

Sir Lawrence Gowing

1918-1991
Painter and art historian
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits

Duncan Grant

1885-1978
Artist
Sitter associated with 28 portraits | Artist of 9 portraits

Peter Lanyon

1918-1964
Painter and sculptor
Sitter in 6 portraits

Rodrigo Moynihan

1910-1990
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 8 portraits

Victor Pasmore

1908-1998
Artist
Sitter in 6 portraits

William Roberts

1895-1980
Painter
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 6 portraits

Claude Rogers

1907-1979
Painter and teacher of art
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 3 portraits

Walter Sickert

1860-1942
Painter
Sitter associated with 21 portraits | Artist of 8 portraits

Sir Stephen Harold Spender

1909-1995
Poet and critic
Sitter associated with 52 portraits

Adrian Stokes

1902-1972
Painter and writer on art
Sitter in 2 portraits