Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell
Roger Fry Vanessa Bell.jpg
Portrait of Vanessa Bell, 1916
by Roger Fry (1866–1934)
BornVanessa Stephen
(1879-05-30)30 May 1879
London, England
Died7 April 1961(1961-04-07) (aged 81)
Charleston Farmhouse, Sussex, England
Alma materKing's College London
OccupationPainter, interior designer
Spouse(s)Clive Bell (m. 1907)
Children
Parent(s)
RelativesVirginia Woolf (sister)

Vanessa Bell (née Stephen; 30 May 1879 – 7 April 1961) was an English painter and interior designer, a member of the Bloomsbury Group and the sister of Virginia Woolf.

Early life and education

Vanessa Stephen was the elder daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen and Julia Prinsep Duckworth.[1] The family, including her sister Virginia, brothers Thoby (1880–1906) and Adrian (1883–1948), and half-brothers George and Gerald Duckworth, lived at 22 Hyde Park Gate, Westminster, London. She was educated at home in languages, mathematics and history, and took drawing lessons from Ebenezer Cook before she attended Sir Arthur Cope's art school in 1896. She then studied painting at the Royal Academy in 1901.

Later in life, she alleged that during her childhood she had been sexually molested by her half-brothers, George and Gerald Duckworth.[2]

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