Vanessa Bell

Standard Name: Bell, Vanessa
Used Form: Vanessa Stephen


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Education Olivia Manning
At home Olivia was encouraged to love poetry, learned to read by the time she was four, and was later subjected to piano lessons which taught her nothing. As a teenager and thinking of herself...
Education Margaret Legge
The facts that she writes about art students, and that she attended the memorial service for art professor Henry Tonks on 15 January 1937, suggest that she may—like the somewhat younger Berta Ruck , Gwen John
Education Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf was educated at home. As a very young girl, she was tutored by her mother in Latin, French, and history. When she was between thirteen and fifteen, her father gave her lessons for...
Family and Intimate relationships Roger Fry
In April 1911, Fry's personal relationship with the Bells began to change: a trip to Constantinople marked the start of a love affair between Fry and Vanessa Bell .
Hussey, Mark. Virginia Woolf A to Z. Facts on File, 1995.
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
As when her brother Thoby died in 1906, Virginia became a source of strength during the family crisis, concentrating especially on the needs of her bereaved sister, Vanessa Bell .
Lee, Hermione. Virginia Woolf. Chatto and Windus, 1996.
Family and Intimate relationships Constance Garnett
David married twice and had four children by the time of his mother's death. His first wife, Ray Garnett , was an artist and illustrator. His second wife, Angelica Bell , was the daughter of...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Ottoline Morrell
Shortly thereafter, however, Fry fell in love with Vanessa Bell and denied any commitment to LOM , while at the same time speaking hurtfully of her relationship with Russell and of her character in general...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
VW 's sister, Vanessa , married art critic Clive Bell at St Pancras Registry Office in London. Lyndall Gordon maintains that Clive had a positive impact on Virginia's career, urging her to turn her...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
Virginia and Vanessa (1879-1961, the eldest of Leslie and Julia Stephen's children), were close to one another throughout their lives. In A Sketch of the Past, VW recalls that after the death of their...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
The eldest of Julia's children from her first marriage, George Duckworth (1868-1934), was ten when his mother married VW 's father. He grew into a conservative young man and a social climber. After Julia's death...
Family and Intimate relationships Ling Shuhua
His position, teaching modern literature at the university, was made possible by his friend Margery Fry 's connections and sponsored by the Boxer Indemnity Fund . His relationship with LS began quickly: in a 22...
Friends, Associates Ling Shuhua
He also introduced her to both Vanessa Bell and his maternal aunt Virginia Woolf , who became important correspondents for her.
Welland, Sasha Su-Ling. A Thousand Miles of Dreams: The Journeys of Two Chinese Sisters. Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.
Friends, Associates Iris Tree
IT became acquainted with members of Bloomsbury around the time she attended the Slade School of Art . Vanessa Bell , Duncan Grant , and Roger Fry all painted portraits of her, and she wore...
Friends, Associates Ling Shuhua
Like her exchanges with Vanessa Bell , LS's letters to and from Woolf included reflections about their personal lives and their larger literary and political worlds. She sought Woolf's guidance: Will you allow me to...
Friends, Associates Virginia Woolf
Early members of what VW called Old Bloomsbury (to distinguish the original members of the group from later additions) included Virginia and Vanessa Stephen , Leonard Woolf , Clive Bell , E. M. Forster ,...


November 1905
The first exhibition of the Friday Club was held at the Alpine Club Gallery , London.
Artist Vanessa Bell had eight works included in The New Movement in Art exhibition held in Birmingham and at the Mansard Gallery , London.
Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press published The Rector's Daughter, a novel by F. M. (or Flora Macdonald) Mayor .
Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant decorated the dining-room at Penns-in-the-Rocks, Withyham, Sussex, for Lady Gerald Wellesley (the poet Dorothy Wellesley).
Art historian Kenneth Clark commissioned from the Omega Workshops a set of dinner plates painted by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant bearing portrait heads of famous women, including Elizabeth I and other queens, Greta Garbo
July 1935
Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant were painting wall-panels for a new Cunard transatlantic liner, the Queen Mary.


Lee, Hermione, Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, and Thoby Stephen. “Foreword”. Hyde Park Gate News. The Stephen Family Newspaper, edited by Gill Lowe and Gill Lowe, Hesperus Press, 2005, p. vii - x.
Woolf, Virginia, Vanessa Bell, and Thoby Stephen. Hyde Park Gate News. The Stephen Family Newspaper. Editor Lowe, Gill, Hesperus, 2005.
Woolf, Virginia, Vanessa Bell, and Thoby Stephen. “Introduction”. Hyde Park Gate News. The Stephen Family Newspaper, edited by Gill Lowe, Hesperus Press, 2005, p. xi - xviii.
Woolf, Virginia, and Vanessa Bell. Kew Gardens. Hogarth Press, 1919.
Woolf, Virginia, and Vanessa Bell. Monday or Tuesday. Hogarth Press, 1921.