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Duncan Grant (1885-1978), Artist

Sitter associated with 28 portraits
Artist of 9 portraits
Painter and decorative artist. Grant studied at Westminster School of Art and in Paris with Jacques-Emile Blanche. In 1909 he shared rooms in Fitzroy Square with Maynard Keynes, and struck up a close friendship with his neighbours Virginia Stephen (later Woolf) and her brother Adrian. These connections provided Grant's entry to the Bloomsbury circle. Profoundly influenced by Roger Fry's two Post-Impressionist exhibitions in 1910 and 1912-13, he gravitated away from realistic depiction, experimenting increasingly with a non-literal use of colour. Grant was a co-director of Fry's Omega Workshop and was celebrated for his designs for decorative schemes and textiles.

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5131

Duncan Grant

by Duncan Grant
oil on canvas, circa 1909
NPG 5131

P1293

The Dreadnought Hoax

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
matte bromide print, 7 February 1910
NPG P1293

6889

Duncan Grant

by Stephen Tomlin
bronze head, 1924
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6889

6718

The Memoir Club

by Vanessa Bell (née Stephen)
oil on canvas, circa 1943
NPG 6718

x13103

Duncan Grant

by Thomas Fall
albumen cabinet card, circa 1895
NPG x13103

x13135

Duncan Grant

by Thomas Fall
albumen cabinet card, circa 1895
NPG x13135

Ax140478

Group including Duncan Grant and Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG Ax140478

x26568

Lytton Strachey; Duncan Grant; (Arthur) Clive Bell

by Vanessa Bell (née Stephen)
enlarged snapshot print on card folder, 1922
NPG x26568

x21199

Lytton Strachey; Duncan Grant; (Arthur) Clive Bell

by Vanessa Bell (née Stephen)
enlarged snapshot print, 1922
NPG x21199

Ax141303

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141303

Ax141304

Duncan Grant

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141304

Ax141306

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141306

Ax141318

Simon Bussy; Vanessa Bell (née Stephen); Duncan Grant

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141318

Ax141360

Duncan Grant

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141360

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