Dora Carrington

Absolutely love Carrington thanks to Michael Holroyd!

Artistic Horizons

Self Portrait 1910

Dora de Houghton Carrington(29 March 1893 – 11 March 1932), known generally asCarrington, is described by art critic and former director of the Tate Sir John Rothenstein, as “the most neglected serious painter of her time.”

Born in Hereford she attended the all-girls’ Bedford High School before entering the Slade School of Art in 1910. Now calling herself just ‘Carrington’ her fellow students included Dorothy Brett, Christopher R W. Nevinson, Mark Gertler and Paul Nash, all at one time or another in love with her, as was Nash’s younger brother, John Nash who hoped to marry her. After graduating from the Slade, although short of money, Carrington stayed in London, living inSoho with a studio inChelsea.

Pastel portrait of Dora Carrington at the Slade by Elsie McNaught, c1911.The ‘Cropheads’….Carringron, Barbara Hiles and Dorothy Brett 1912.

Carrington produced a number of wood-cuts working as…

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