38 People in sitter grouping:
At the beginning of the 20th century in London's Bloomsbury district, an amalgamation of sets such as the Apostles and Vanessa Bell's Friday Club formed the first Bloomsbury Group, a society for the free-thinking intellectuals of the day, united by their belief in the pursuit of art and pleasure. The group's roots lay in the earlier Clapham Sect, and they shared the same left wing values of progressive thought and support for their friends' creative undertakings. In the group's history a divide can be seen between the 'old' and 'new' set, as changes and deaths in the 1920s and 30s brought in the younger generation, the sons and daughters of the original 'old' set. Although many principles remained the same, the rejection of their upper class heritage and privileging of love and life experiences, the 'new' set had a far stronger political stance, and many were conscientious objectors and members of political groups outside of Bloomsbury. The group did not survive the death of two of its key members, Lytton Strachey and Virginia Woolf, and by the end of the 1930s, the group that had never called itself a group had all but ceased to exist.
Sitter in 29 portraits
Artist and writer; son of Clive and Vanessa Bell
Sitter in 6 portraits
Painter; sister of Virginia Woolf
Sitter in 19 portraits | Artist associated with 14 portraits
Writer and Hispanic scholar
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sitter in 20 portraits | Artist associated with 10 portraits
Sitter in 45 portraits
Social and penal reformer; sister of Roger Fry
Sitter in 4 portraits
Critic and painter
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Writer and artist; wife of David Garnett; daughter of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sitter in 99 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Sitter associated with 30 portraits | Artist of 9 portraits
Sitter in 26 portraits
Painter and novelist
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist associated with 39 portraits
Ballet dancer; wife of Baron Keynes
Sitter in 22 portraits
Writer and critic
Sitter in 23 portraits
Sitter in 5 portraits
Patron of the arts; half-sister of 6th Duke of Portland; wife of Philip Edward Morrell
Sitter associated with 596 portraits | Artist associated with 1715 portraits
Author and literary journalist
Sitter in 9 portraits | Artist associated with 2 portraits
Philosopher, mathematician and social reformer
Sitter in 119 portraits
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