Title: Vanessa Bell.
Publisher: Ticknor & Fields, New Haven
Publication Date: 1983
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Vanessa Bell was Virginia Woolf's sister, the wife of Clive Bell, the mother of Quentin Bell and the lover of Roger Fry and Duncan Grant. In her professional life she was an accomplished artist and part of the famous Bloomsbury group. This biography draws upon a large number of unpublished letters and documents to flesh out this talented, passionate and unconventional woman. Bookseller Inventory # 25084
Synopsis: A biography of Vanessa Bell- the artist at the heart of the Bloomsbury Set of ththe early part of this century.She was also a complex woman of great loyalties who managed to remain friendly with husband,ex-lover & lover and keep them friendly with each other.
About the Author: Frances Spalding is an art historian, critic and biographer, and a leading authority of Bloomsbury. She wrote an introduction to the subject, The Bloomsbury Group, for the National Portrait Gallery's 'Companion' series, and has written biographies of Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, Gwen Raverat and of the poet Stevie Smith, as well as Vanessa Bell. For ten years she edited the Charleston Magazine. Her recent books include John Piper, Myfanwy Piper: Lives in Art and Prunella Clough: Regions Unmapped. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Art History at Newcastle University, and was awarded a CBE in 2005.
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