Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision

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Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and VisionA major exhibition on the life and career of Viriginia Woolf, fearless feminist and author of Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and To the Lighthouse, among others, comes to the National Portrait Gallery from 10th July. Guest curated by the biographer, Frances Spalding, the exhibition explores the life of the great 20th century writer through painted portraits, photographs, drawings and rare archival material, including a letter to Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell, written shortly before her suicide. Highlights include work by her Bloomsbury Group peers, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Roger Fry, and photographs by Man Ray, and Beck and McGregor who photographed Woolf for Vogue.

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Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision† Virginia Woolf by Vanessa Bell, courtesy Henrietta Garnett. Photo: National Trust †

Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision - Virginia Woolf by Vanessa Bell, courtesy Henrietta Garnett. Photo: National Trust

Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision Virginia Woolf by Vanessa Bell, courtesy Henrietta Garnett. Photo: National Trust†

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