Jessica Dismorr

1 portrait of Jessica Dismorr

Jessica Dismorr, by Jessica Dismorr, circa 1929 - NPG 6393 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jessica Dismorr

by Jessica Dismorr
oil on gesso board, circa 1929
24 x 19 in. (609 x 484 mm)
Purchased, 1997
Primary Collection
NPG 6393

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  • Jessica Dismorr (1885-1939), Painter. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist of 1 portrait.

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  • Jessica Dismorr (1885-1939), Painter. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Born in Gravesend, Kent from 1910-1913 Dismorr studied at the Atelier La Palette with Blanche and J.D. Fergussen. During this period she was closely associated with the British 'fauves' in Paris. On her return to London she met Wyndham Lewis and in June 1914 signed the Vorticist manifesto in Blast. In 1915 she exhibited with them at the Dore Gallery and contributed to Blast 2. In 1916 she showed with the Allied Artists Association where John Quinn bought work to exhibit with that of other Vorticists in New York. In 1920 she exhibited with Group X, and in 1925 had her first one person show at the Mayor Gallery. In 1926 she was elected to the Seven and Five Society, this kept her involved with the 'new' avant-garde as Moore, Nicholson and Hepworth were part of the group. She exhibited with them and the London Group until she died in London in 1939. (Liz Rideal).

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