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Clive Bell

(1881-1964), Art critic

(Arthur) Clive Heward Bell

Sitter in 29 portraits
Art critic and writer. Bell read history at Trinity College, Cambridge where he met Lytton Strachey, Leonard Woolf, Thoby Stephen and others later associated with the Bloomsbury group. He married Vanessa Bell in 1907, and their home at 46 Gordon Square was the focus of the group. With Roger Fry he arranged the first Post-impressionist exhibition of 1910. His book Art (1914) popularised the notion of 'significant form' in art, rather than content, appealing directly to the emotions, and Civilization (1928).

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Clive Bell, by Ramsey & Muspratt - NPG P363(1)

Clive Bell

by Ramsey & Muspratt
bromide print, 1932
NPG P363(1)

The Memoir Club, by Vanessa Bell - NPG 6718

The Memoir Club

by Vanessa Bell
oil on canvas, circa 1943
NPG 6718

Clive Bell, by Messrs Stearn - NPG x13092

Clive Bell

by Messrs Stearn
albumen cabinet card, late 1890s
NPG x13092

Marjorie Strachey; Clive Bell, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160973

Marjorie Strachey; Clive Bell

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1910
NPG Ax160973

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax140445

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, July 1915
NPG Ax140445

Garsington visitors, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140546

Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG Ax140546

John Middleton Murry; Clive Bell, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140495

John Middleton Murry; Clive Bell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140495

Clive Bell and two farm workers, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140518

Clive Bell and two farm workers

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140518

Clive Bell and an unknown man, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140549

Clive Bell and an unknown man

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140549

Dorothy Brett; Clive Bell, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140694

Dorothy Brett; Clive Bell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140694

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