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15 People in artist grouping: Seven and Five Society

What started in 1919 as a fairly conservative society, embracing the traditional English pre-war artistic styles, ended in 1935 as a more radical group that can be seen to have helped initiate the start of the abstract art movement in Britain. From the society's first exhibition in 1920, a precedent was set that non-members could also exhibit with the group, and this served to increase the society's popularity and longevity. The group would go through several distinct phases, and the re-shaping of the Seven and Five Society (or 'Seven & Five' and 'VII and V' as it was also known), was led by Ben Nicholson, who from his admittance in 1924, and subsequent leadership two years later, changed the society's original intents, by inviting a broader range of artists with modern practices into the group. The move from traditional to a more modern style was in fact not necessarily a negative change for the society, and its durability was proven by its adaptability and evolution.

Henry Moore

1898-1986
Sculptor
Sitter in 87 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

John Arthur Malcolm Aldridge

1905-1983
Painter and illustrator
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Edward Bawden

1903-1989
Painter and illustrator
Sitter in 12 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits

Barbara Hepworth

1903-1975
Sculptor; second wife of Ben Nicholson
Sitter in 28 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Ivon Hitchens

1893-1979
Painter
Sitter in 31 portraits

Frances Mary Hodgkins

1869-1947
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait

David Jones

1895-1974
Poet and artist
Sitter in 5 portraits

Maurice Lambert

1901-1964
Sculptor
Sitter in 28 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits

Cedric Morris

1889-1982
Painter and horticulturist
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits

Ben Nicholson

1894-1982
Artist; son of Sir William Nicholson
Sitter in 6 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Winifred Nicholson

1893-1981
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait

John Piper

1903-1992
Artist and writer
Sitter in 58 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

John Rattenbury Skeaping

1901-1980
Sculptor
Sitter in 4 portraits

Leon Underwood

1890-1975
Artist
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits

Christopher Wood

1901-1930
Painter
Artist of 2 portraits