Scope and Contents
- 1873 - 1969
Conditions Governing Use
Biographical / Historical
Roger Fry became an expert on old Italian masters and French Post-Impressionist painters. He was Curator of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art between 1906 and 1910. On his return to England he put on two controversial exhibitions of modern French art. Fry opened the Omega workshops in 1913 to encourage young artists into interior decoration, and helped John Maynard Keynes to form the London Artists' Association in the 1920s.
Fry wrote several books about art and gave popular public lectures. In 1933 he became the Slade Professor at Cambridge University. His own paintings included portraits of friends in the Bloomsbury Group.
Roger Fry married Helen Coombe on 3 December 1896; they had two children, Pamela and Julian. Helen became mentally unstable and spent most of her life in a home. From 1920 Fry spent a large part of each year in Provence.
34 archive box(es) (34 boxes) : paper, glass negatives and photographs
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
- 1999-07-24 14:02:24+00:00
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Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository
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