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Roger Fry

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Roger Fry, by Marcel Gimond, circa 1920 - NPG 5402 - Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Roger Fry

by Marcel Gimond
bronze head, circa 1920
13 1/2 in. (343 mm) high
Purchased, 1981
Primary Collection
NPG 5402


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

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Gimond was a pupil of the sculptor Maillol. Fry had written an article 'The Sculptures of Maillol' for the Burlington in April 1910, in which he presented Maillol as the leading figure in modern sculpture, and contrasted his preoccupation with form and monumentality with Rodin's obsession with feeling. Here Gimond follows his master in observing what Fry described as the 'architectural unity of the structure' obtained by a 'few synthetized planes'.

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