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Encyclopedia > Dora Carrington

Dora de Houghton Carrington (March 29, 1893March 11, 1932) was a British painter and decorative artist. March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ...

Early Life

She attended a girls' high school that emphasised art and her parents paid for her to attend extra lessons in drawing. She won a scholarship to the Slade School of Art in London where she met John Nash and Mark Gertler. Part of the University College London, the Slade School of Art was founded in 1868 as the result of an endowment by Felix Slade. ... This article is about the British city. ... John Nash (11 April 1893 – 23 September 1977) was a painter, illustrator, and engraver. ... Mark Gertler, (December 9, 1891 – June 23, 1939), was a British-Jewish portrait painter. ...

She did not use the name 'Dora', preferring to be called 'Carrington'. She was not well known as a painter during her lifetime as she did not sign her work and only rarely exhibited any of it.

Career and Personal Life

She was not a member of the Bloomsbury Group, but was peripherally associated through her long time relationship with Lytton Strachey, and her bisexual relationship with Lady Ottoline Morrell. The Bloomsbury Group or Bloomsbury Set or just Bloomsbury, as its adherents (members is probably too formal a designation) would generally refer to it, was an English group of artists and scholars that existed from around 1905 until around World War II. // History The group began as an informal social... Giles Lytton Strachey (March 1, 1880–January 21, 1932) was a British writer and critic. ... In human sexuality, bisexuality describes a man or woman having a sexual orientation to persons of either or both sexes (a man or woman who sexually likes both sexes; people who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both males and females). ... Lady Ottoline Morrell [1] (June 16, 1873 - April 21, 1938) was an English socialite, friend and patron of many artistic people, including Aldous Huxley, Siegfried Sassoon and D. H. Lawrence. ...

Two of her documented love affairs were with Mark Gertler, who was an esteemed English painter of the period, and the writer Gerald Brenan. She married Ralph Partridge, but lived most of her subsequent life with Strachey. He died in January 1932 and she shot herself two months later. Carrington's life with Strachey was dramatized in the 1995 film Carrington, starring Emma Thompson in the title role. Mark Gertler, (December 9, 1891 – June 23, 1939), was a British-Jewish portrait painter. ... Gerald Brenan (1894-1987) was an English writer who spent much of his life in Spain. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Thompson in the 1989 film The Tall Guy Emma Thompson (born April 15, 1959) is a BAFTA and Oscar-winning English actress, comedienne, and screenwriter. ...

Since about 1970, critical and popular appreciation of her work has risen sharply.

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Dora Carrington Collection (1398 words)
Dora de Houghton Carrington (1893-1932) was the fourth of five children born to Samuel Carrington and Charlotte Houghton.
Partridge fell in love with Carrington and, accepting that she was still in love with Strachey and would not give up her platonic relationship or living arrangements with him, married her in 1921.
In March Carrington was planning for a trip to France and her friends began to feel less concern, but she also borrowed a gun from a neighbor, ostensibly to shoot rabbits in her garden.
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