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Roger Fry (1866-1934), considered to be one of the most influential art historians and critics of the early twentieth century, was also a painter and served as curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York (1906-10). He taught at the Slade School of Art in London and later as the Slade Professor of Art at Cambridge, although he had studied science initially at Cambridge. He later studied studio painting in Paris at the Academie Julian. A member of the Bloomsbury Group and founder of the Omega Workshops prior to World War I, Fry was a close friend to Virginia Woolf. When he died unexpectedly of heart failure on September 9, 1934 at the age of 68, his death came as shock to all who knew him. Having slipped on a rug at home, …

Citation: Ockerstrom, Lolly. "Roger Fry: A Biography". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 July 2014 [, accessed 31 July 2021.]

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