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self portrait of Roger Fry

self-portrait of Roger Fry

Roger Eliot Fry was an English artist and art critic, and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. He was born in 1866 and died in 1934. Establishing his reputation as a scholar of the Old Masters, he became an advocate of more recent developments inFrench painting, to which he gave the name Post-Impressionism. He was the first figure to raise public awareness of modern artin Britain, and emphasized the formal properties of paintings over the “associated ideas” conjured in the viewer by their depicted content. He was described by the art historian Kenneth Clark as “incomparably the greatest influence on taste sinceRuskin… In so far as taste can be changed by one man, it was changed by Roger Fry”

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