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Roger Fry (1866-1934), Critic and painter

Sitter in 17 portraits
Artist of 5 portraits
Fry was a champion of Cézanne and the Post-Impressionists, organizing ground-breaking exhibitions London in 1910 and 1912-13. He became a leading figure among the avant-garde and in 1913 founded the Omega Workshops, a decorative art venture which experimented with the possibilities of abstract design. Fry was active as a painter and continued to write, publishing a number of his most important articles in Vision and Design (1920). He produced eight books in the last ten years of his life, notably Transformations (1927) and Cézanne (1928).

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Edward Carpenter

by Roger Fry
oil on canvas, 1894
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2447


Clive Bell

by Roger Fry
oil on canvas, circa 1924
NPG 4967


Roger Fry

by Roger Fry
oil on canvas, 1930-1934
NPG 3833