DUNCAN GRANT (1885 - 1978)
DUNCAN GRANT (1885 – 1978) was a leading member of the Bloomsbury Group, the famous circle of artists, writers, and intellectuals which included the artist’s companion, the painter Vanessa Bell; Bell’s sister, the writer Virginia Woolf; the biographer Lytton Strachey and his companion, the painter Dora Carrington; and the economist Maynard Keynes. The group was named after the London area in which most of its members lived early in the 20th century. In 1916, Grant moved with Bell to Charleston, the Sussex farmhouse where he lived for the rest of his life, and which is now open to the public. A gifted painter and designer, Grant was a director of the Omega Workshops, founded in 1913 by Roger Fry.

Grant’s  work may be seen in many American public collections, including those of the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and in most British museums.

Abstract Design
Pastel on paper, 8 x 11  inches 
Signed (at lower right): d.g.
Executed in 1972
Abstract design comprised of brown, green, and purple large shapes and red, light blue, mint green, yellow, and orange smaller shapes
Duck in blue ink with large feet and rounded feathers
Pen on paper, 3 5/8 x 5 7/16 inches
Probably executed about 1964

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