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Bell, Arthur Clive Heward, 1881 - 1964 (art critic)


Dates and places

1881-1964 Marlborough School; Trinity College, Cambridge (1899-1902); Bloomsbury; Charleston, Sussex

Sphere of activity

Art critic


Younger son of William Bell, wife of Vanessa Bell (nee Stephen), father of Quentin and Julian Bell. Good friend of Roger Fry.

Other information

Publications include: 'Since Cezanne' (1923), 'Landmarks in Ninettenth Century Painting (1927), 'An Account of French Painting' (1931), 'Victor Pasmore' (1945).

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Correspondence between J.M. Keynes and Clive Bell, 1911 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/PP/45/25
Scope and Contents

17 autograph letters, signed, and 3 autograph postcards, signed to J.M. Keynes. 1911-37 and undated.
2 carbon typed letters, signed, from J.M. Keynes. 23 Dec. 1937 and 14 Mar. 1939.
This file also includes 1 autograph letter, signed from Clive Bell to 'Mr. Shaw', [Nov. 1918]; the typescript of a scheme proposing changes to the government's treatment of conscientious objectors, undated; and typescript extracts from D'Alembert's '√Čloge on Montesquieu', undated.

Dates: 1911 - 1939

Letter from Clive Bell to Lydia Lopokova Keynes, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0272/LLK/5/26
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter, signed.

Dates: 1934

Listed letters, 1948-01

Reference Code: GBR/0272/HB/L/7/b
Scope and Contents This file includes letters from the following (listed in alphabetical order by last name):1. Clive Bell2. Kenneth Clark3. Cyril Connolly4. Douglas Cooper5. C. Day Lewis6. Una Ellis-Fermor7. Frederick Etchells8. E. M. Forster9. Michael Hamburger10. L. C. Knights11. E. V. Knox12. Earl of Lytton13. Sir Eric Maclagan14. John Masefield15. Henry Moore16. Eric Partridge17. William Plomer18. Anthony Powell19. J. B....
Dates: 1948-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The photocopies of letters from John Davy Hayward to T. S. Eliot (reference L/13/1-3) are reserved as a condition of deposit. Permission to read them must be obtained from Faber and Faber Ltd, Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA. HB/M/21 is reserved (not available to researchers) under the Data Protection Act.

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.