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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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Roger Fry, by Vanessa Bell - NPG 6684

Roger Fry

by Vanessa Bell
oil on panel, 1912
NPG 6684

Roger Fry, by Sir Max Beerbohm - NPG 3858

Roger Fry

by Sir Max Beerbohm
pen and watercolour, 1931
NPG 3858

Roger Fry, by Ramsey & Muspratt - NPG P363(9)

Roger Fry

by Ramsey & Muspratt
bromide print, 1932
NPG P363(9)

Roger Fry, by Ramsey & Muspratt - NPG P363(10)

Roger Fry

by Ramsey & Muspratt
bromide print, 1932
NPG P363(10)

Roger Fry, by Alice Boughton - NPG x9186

Roger Fry

by Alice Boughton
platinum print, circa 1900
NPG x9186

Roger Fry, by Alvin Langdon Coburn - NPG Ax7798

Roger Fry

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 27 February 1913
NPG Ax7798

Roger Fry, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160972

Roger Fry

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1915
NPG Ax160972

Roger Fry, by Augustus Charles Cooper - NPG x13109

Roger Fry

by Augustus Charles Cooper
sepia-toned vintage print, 28 February 1918
NPG x13109

Roger Fry, by Lenare - NPG x14279

Roger Fry

by Lenare
bromide print on card mount, 1920s
NPG x14279

Roger Fry, by Unknown photographer - NPG x14280

Roger Fry

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1930
NPG x14280

Roger Fry, by Ray Strachey - NPG D215

Roger Fry

by Ray Strachey
oil on cardboard, late 1920s or early 1930s
NPG D215

Roger Fry, by Cicely Mary Hey - NPG D34004

Roger Fry

by Cicely Mary Hey
pen and ink, 1933 or before
NPG D34004

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Roger Fry

by Augustus Charles Cooper
bromide print, 28 February 1918
NPG x4294

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Roger Fry

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative
NPG x4516

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