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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Roger Fry

 
 
Roger Fry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 18, 2018
1. Roger Fry Marker
Inscription.
In this house
Roger Fry
1866-1934
Artist and Art Critic
ran the
Omega
Workshops

1913-1919

 
Erected 2010 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 31.344′ N, 0° 8.402′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Conway Street and Fitzroy Square, on the left when traveling south on Conway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 Fitzroy Square, London Borough of Camden, England W1P 6AY, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia Woolf (within shouting distance of this marker); George Bernard Shaw (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Gascoyne Cecil (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Charles Eastlake (about 120 meters away); Samuel Morse (about 120 meters away); A.W. Hofmann (about 120 meters away); Sidney Bechet (about 150 meters away); The First Birth Control Clinic (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fry, Roger (1866-1934) (English Heritage). "Fry's Omega Workshops were
Roger Fry Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 18, 2018
2. Roger Fry Marker - Wide View
set up in 1913 at 33 Fitzroy Square, part of a terrace by the Scottish architect Robert Adam (1728-92). This ground-breaking collective venture in the production and sale of objects of 'minor art' – ceramics, furniture, carpets, textiles and murals – involved such artists as Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Dora Carrington and Wyndham Lewis, but all the work was anonymous, being signed only with the Greek letter 'Ω'. Number 33 Fitzroy Square functioned as a workshop, a gallery and – on Thursday nights – as a club, with guests including George Bernard Shaw and W. B. Yeats. Though its influence on domestic design has been lasting, and the artefacts produced at the Fitzroy Square workshops are now much prized by collectors, it was never a commercial success in its own time, and closed in 1919." (Submitted on April 6, 2018.) 

2. Roger Fry (Wikipedia). "Roger Eliot Fry (14 December 1866 – 9 September 1934) was an English painter and critic, and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Establishing his reputation as a scholar of the Old Masters, he became an advocate of more recent developments in French painting, to which he gave the name Post-Impressionism. He was the first figure to raise public awareness of modern art in Britain, and emphasised the formal properties of paintings over the "associated ideas" conjured in the viewer by their representational content. He was described by the art historian Kenneth Clark as "incomparably the greatest influence on taste since Ruskin ... In so far as taste can be changed by one man, it was changed by Roger Fry". The taste Fry influenced was primarily that of the Anglophone world, and his success lay largely in alerting an educated public to a compelling version of recent artistic developments of the Parisian avant-garde." (Submitted on April 6, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. Fitzrovia
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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