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Roger Fry

5 of 17 portraits of Roger Fry

Roger Fry, by Sir Henry Maximilian ('Max') Beerbohm, 1931 - NPG 3858 - © estate of Max Beerbohm

© estate of Max Beerbohm

Roger Fry

by Sir Henry Maximilian ('Max') Beerbohm
pen and watercolour, 1931
12 1/4 in. x 8 3/8 in. (311 mm x 213 mm)
Purchased, 1953
Primary Collection
NPG 3858

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  • Roger Fry (1866-1934), Critic and painter. Sitter in 17 portraits, Artist of 5 portraits.

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A champion of Cézanne and the Post-Impressionists, Fry was an art theorist, an organiser of exhibitions and the founder of the Omega workshops (1913). A number of his most important articles were collectively published in Vision and Design (1920). A leading member of the Bloomsbury group, this caricature by Beerbohm is inscribed 'A Law Giver - Roger, first King of Bloomsbury'.

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