Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision at the National Portrait Gallery

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Virginia Woolf by Vanessa Bell, c.1912. Copyright: Estate of Vanessa Bell, courtesy Henrietta Garnett. Photo credit: © National Trust / Charles Thomas


Don't miss this unique visual celebration of the life of Virginia Woolf at the National Portrait Gallery this summer. 

Virginia Woolf was instrumental in setting up the Bloomsbury group of writers, artists and intellectuals, which included the painter Roger Fry. Fry introduced England to modern art by exhibiting the work of the French post-impressionists in London - whose ideas in turn inspired Woolf’s modernist experiments with the novel. 

This NPG exhibition features more than 100 works including portraits of Woolf by Fry, Duncan Grant and Woolf’s sister Vanessa Bell, as well as photographs and rare archive material. Addressing her political concern, the show also incorporates one of Picasso’s Weeping Woman drawings, created specifically for a fundraising event for those affected by the Spanish Civil War, at which Woolf was a main speaker.

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