Carrington, Dora de Houghton

Portrait
Born: Mar 29, 1893 AD
Died: 1932 AD, at 38 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Painters


1893 - She was born in Hereford, England on the 29th of March.

         - She won a scholarship to the Slade School of Art in London where she met the brothers Paul and John Nash, Christopher R.W. Nevinson and Mark Gertler.

         - She went by the surname Carrington after her time at the Slade School of Art; it was common practice at the Slade for students to refer to each other by surnames only.

         - She was not well known as a painter during her lifetime as she did not sign her work and only rarely exhibited, though she did work for a while at the Omega Workshop.

         - She was not a member of the Bloomsbury Group, but was peripherally associated with Bloomsbury and, more generally with "Bohemian" attitudes, through her longtime relationship with the homosexual writer Lytton Strachey, and her occasional lesbian affairs.

1932 - She died on the 11th of March.

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