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date: 17 October 2019

Grant, Duncan James Corrowrlocked

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 21 January 1885, in Rothiemurchus (Inverness-shire); died 9 May 1978, in Aldermaston (Berkshire).

Painter, artisan, draughtsman, lithographer, ceramicist, stage set designer. Mythological subjects, landscapes, genre scenes, portraits, still-lifes, flowers. Murals, stage sets.

Bloomsbury Group, Omega Workshops.

Duncan Grant's father was a major in the British army and he spent the first nine years of his life in India and Burma. The Grants returned to Britain in 1894 and eight years later, aged seventeen, Duncan joined the Westminster School of Art. He visited Italy two years later, where he admired the works of Piero della Francesca and Masaccio, and in 1906 he spent a year in Paris where he attended Jacques-Emile Blanche's Académie de La Palette. During his time in Paris he met fellow British artists Wyndham Lewis, Henry Lamb and Augustus John and became acquainted with Vanessa and Clive Bell. He returned to London in 1907 where he began a relationship with the economist Maynard Keynes. Together, they made regular trips to Europe and North Africa....

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