Duncan Grant

Duncan Grant, 1885 - 1978. Artist (Self-portrait)

About this artwork

Grant was a prominent member of the literary and artistic circle, the Bloomsbury group, which included the writer Virginia Woolf, the art critic Clive Bell and the economist, John Maynard Keynes. In the background of this self-portrait, reversed in the mirror, Grant has included Matisse's painting 'Woman Seated in an Arm Chair'. Grant had persauded Keynes to buy this painting; he had visited Matisse in Paris some years earlier and was much influenced by his work.

Duncan Grant

Duncan Grant