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Duncan Grant

British, (1885–1978)
Duncan Grant was a British artist known for his painterly representations of figures, still lifes, and landscapes. Grant’s work melded Post-Impressionism, the sculpture-like forms of Paul Cézanne, and the quiet naturalism of his friend the painter and art critic Roger Fry. Born on January 21, 1885 in Rothiemurchus, United Kingdom, he spent much of his childhood in India and Burma where his father was stationed. Educated in London, he went on to attend the Westminster School of Art, before traveling to Europe in 1906. While in Paris, he studied under Jacques-Émile Blanche and later met Gertrude Stein and Henri Matisse. After returning to London, he was introduced to the Bloomsbury group which included Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry, and later produced textile designs as part of Fry’s Omega Workshops.

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