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Duncan Grant

(1885-1978), Artist

Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Artist of 9 portraits
Painter and decorative artist. Born in Rothiemurchus, Scotland, Grant studied at Westminster School of Art and in Paris with Jacques-Emile Blanche. In 1909 he shared rooms in Fitzroy Square with Maynard Keynes, and struck up a close friendship with his neighbours Virginia Stephen (later Woolf) and her brother Adrian. These connections provided Grant's entry to the Bloomsbury circle. Profoundly influenced by Roger Fry's two Post-Impressionist exhibitions in 1910 and 1912-13, he gravitated away from realistic depiction, experimenting increasingly with a non-literal use of colour. Grant was a co-director of Fry's Omega Workshop and was celebrated for his designs for decorative schemes and textiles.

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Duncan Grant, by Duncan Grant - NPG 5131

Duncan Grant

by Duncan Grant
oil on canvas, circa 1909
NPG 5131

George Leigh Mallory, by Duncan Grant - NPG 5802

George Leigh Mallory

by Duncan Grant
oil on panel, 1912
NPG 5802

Vanessa Bell, by Duncan Grant - NPG 5541

Vanessa Bell

by Duncan Grant
oil on canvas, 1917
NPG 5541

Vanessa Bell, by Duncan Grant - NPG 4331

Vanessa Bell

by Duncan Grant
oil on canvas, circa 1918
NPG 4331

E.M. Forster, by Duncan Grant - NPG 5494

E.M. Forster

by Duncan Grant
pencil, 1919
NPG 5494

Sir Desmond MacCarthy, by Duncan Grant - NPG 4468

Sir Desmond MacCarthy

by Duncan Grant
pencil, circa 1938
NPG 4468

Lydia Lopokova, by Duncan Grant - NPG 6004

Lydia Lopokova

by Duncan Grant
oil on canvas, feigned oval, early 1940s
NPG 6004

Sir Desmond MacCarthy, by Duncan Grant - NPG 5024

Sir Desmond MacCarthy

by Duncan Grant
oil on canvas, circa 1942
NPG 5024

Sir Desmond MacCarthy, by Duncan Grant - NPG 4842

Sir Desmond MacCarthy

by Duncan Grant
oil on canvas, 1944
NPG 4842

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