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Angelica Garnett

(1918-2012), Writer and artist; wife of David Garnett; daughter of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant

Angelica Vanessa Garnett (née Bell)

Sitter in 7 portraits
Angelica Garnett's parents were the painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, her mother's lover. Clive Bell, her mother's husband, allowed Angelica to bear his name and regard him as her father. Garnett was told about her true parentage at nineteen. She became an actress and artist, collaborating with Bell and Grant on the murals for Berwick Church. To her parents' horror, she married David Garnett, her father's former lover, in 1942, but they later separated. Her memoir, Deceived with Kindness, focuses on her relationship with her biological parents and was awarded the J.R. Ackerley Prize for Autobiography in 1985.

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Virginia Woolf; Angelica Garnett, by Ramsey & Muspratt - NPG P363(21)

Virginia Woolf; Angelica Garnett

by Ramsey & Muspratt
bromide print, 1932
NPG P363(21)

Angelica Garnett; Virginia Woolf, by Ramsey & Muspratt - NPG P363(22)

Angelica Garnett; Virginia Woolf

by Ramsey & Muspratt
bromide print, 1932
NPG P363(22)

Angelica Garnett, by Sir Matthew Smith - NPG 6951

Angelica Garnett

by Sir Matthew Smith
oil on canvas, circa 1957
NPG 6951

Angelica Garnett, by Jane Bown - NPG x28620

Angelica Garnett

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1979
NPG x28620

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