Roger Fry(1866-1934), Critic and painter
Sitter in 18 portraits
Artist of 5 portraits
A specialist in Italian Renaissance art, Fry wrote for the Burlington Magazine, which he helped found, and was European adviser to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York until 1910. He was linked to the Bloomsbury Group from 1910, both as a painter and a writer. A champion of Cézanne and the Post-Impressionists, the exhibitions he organised in 1910 and 1912-3 established him as the movement's leading advocate. He was a leading figure among the avant-garde and in 1913 founded the Omega Workshops, an experimental decorative art venture. Fry published many of his most important articles in Vision and Design (1920) and produced eight books in his last decade, notably Transformations (1927) and Cézanne (1928).
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