[This is Gloucestershire] - "Matisse was also starting to produce interesting work, then there was Vanessa Bell and the Bloomsbury Group, as well as what was happening in Vienna and the Art Nouveaux movement which was mind-blowing. "There were some very exciting artistic
[The Guardian] - It's not untrue, the likes of Vanessa Bell and Gwen John excepted, but all the same it leaves a slightly melancholy cast to the story, since "not quite successful artist" is surely almost as unsatisfactory an epitaph as "puma" or "handmaiden to genius"
[Telegraph.co.uk] - “My mother was a Bloomsbury figure; a great friend of TS Eliot, Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell. My grandmother, Mary Hutchinson, gave her life to works of art, being an admirer of Matisse and Giaometti, whom I collected as a young man because of her.
[The Independent] - That's because the book I'm reading at the moment, Among the Bohemians, a history of the early 20th century's arty crowd (written by bona fide boho descendent Virginia Nicholson, granddaughter of Vanessa Bell) has given me a new insight on housekeeping