Vanessa Bell | Frances Spalding

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Vanessa Bell: Portrait of the Bloomsbury Artist

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‘An excellent biography: it could hardly be bettered… she has brought Vanessa Bell back to life… As a chronicle of human entanglements, and of the ways in which they were resolved, it will have an enduring fascination… Vanessa Bell adds a new and indispensable dimension to our knowledge of Bloomsbury, and it is very much to be welcomed.’ – John Russell, The Times Literary Supplement

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Vanessa Bell : Portrait of the Bloomsbury Artist | Frances Spalding

Even through the lens of the twenty-first century, the story of Vanessa Bell’s life is unorthodox. A powerful, magnetic figure, Bell lived at the heart of the Bloomsbury Group and was often the core figure around which the disparate individuals of the movement revolved. Her art and designs – so often overshadowed by her sister Virginia Woolf’s writings and fame and by the interest of her own unconventional life – made a significant contribution to the history of the Bloomsbury Group. Yet, until this authorised biography was written, she had remained a largely silent and enigmatic figure. In this captivating account, acclaimed art historian and biographer, Frances Spalding, restores Bell to the heart of the Bloomsbury Group, illuminating an exceptional life and the free-spirited circle among which she lived.

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