Bloomsbury : Vanessa Bell. | stuartshieldgardendesign

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Vanessa Bell (née Stephen; 30 May 1879 – 7 April 1961) was an English painter and interior designer, a member of the Bloomsbury group and the sister of Virginia Woolf.

Early life and education

Vanessa Stephen was the eldest daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen and Julia Prinsep Duckworth (1846–1895).‪‬ The family, including her sister Virginia; brothers Thoby (1880–1906) and Adrian (1883–1948), and half-brothers, George and Gerald Duckworth, lived at 22 Hyde Park Gate, Westminster, London. She was educated at home in languages, mathematics and history, and took drawing lessons from Ebenezer Cook before she attended Sir Arthur Cope’s art school in 1896, and then studied painting at the Royal Academy in 1901.

In later life she claimed that during her childhood she had been…

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7 thoughts on “Bloomsbury : Vanessa Bell. | stuartshieldgardendesign

  1. Interestingly a new drama series began last night on BBC 2 ‘Life in Squares’ about the Bloomsbury set. Unfortunately I was to tired to watch but will on I player sometime this week. Fascinating lives, indeed.
    Have a lovely day and keep smiling:)x

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        1. I will when I get a second in this hectic Cretan lifestyle! In actual fact, my niece set me up with the necessary when she stayed here in April but the bandwidth cost of watching is too much as we still haven’t got wifi, only a bleedin’ dongle!


  2. I forgot about that series, but as I’ll be leaving the UK next week, I hope I can catch up when I come back. I lived in Rodmell (where Virginia Woolf lived) for a couple of years whilst studying at Sussex. A lovely place.

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