Clive Bell(1881-1964), Art critic
(Arthur) Clive Heward Bell
Sitter in 29 portraits
Art critic and writer. Bell read history at Trinity College, Cambridge where he met Lytton Strachey, Leonard Woolf, Thoby Stephen and others later associated with the Bloomsbury group. He married Vanessa Bell in 1907, and their home at 46 Gordon Square was the focus of the group. With Roger Fry he arranged the first Post-impressionist exhibition of 1910. His book Art (1914) popularised the notion of 'significant form' in art, rather than content, appealing directly to the emotions, and Civilization (1928).
by Unknown photographer
bromide copy print, circa 1916