Author(s): Sarah Milroy
This accompanying publication beautifully showcases the oil paintings, photographs, ceramics, fabrics, decorative screens and works on paper in a stunning display of her vibrant and wide-ranging talent. Long overshadowed by the complexity of her family life and romantic entanglements, the editors assess Bell in the context of her relationship with sister, Virginia Woolf, and as muse and confidant to Roger Fry and Duncan Grant but ultimately present an intrepid artist deserving of fresh consideration.
Sarah Milroy is the former editor and publisher of Canadian Art magazine and a co-founder of the Canadian Art Foundation. From 2001 to 2010, she served as chief art critic of the Globe and Mail. Sarah co-curated From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia with Ian AC Dejardin in 2015.Ian AC Dejardin is the Sackler Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery. He has previously curated the Painting Canada series: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven (2011) and From the Forest to the Sea (as above) with Sarah Milroy.