Back to Artists



Painter of portraits, figures and still-life in oils, designer of fabrics, pottery, book jackets and interior decorations. Daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen and sister of Virginia Woolf, she studied art under Sir Arthur Cope and at the Royal Academy Schools under John Singer Sargent. In 1907 she married Clive Bell and worked mainly in London, Sussex and France.

Bell exhibited first at the New Gallery 1905, and at the NEAC, the AAA and at numerous London galleries. She became a member of the LG in 1919 and her work was exhibited at the second Post-Impressionist Exhibition 1912. A central figure in the Bloomsbury group, she founded the Friday Club in 1905 and was influenced by Roger Fry and Duncan Grant. As co-director of the Omega Workshops she carried out many decorative projects, p...

The Schoolroom - Vanessa Bell

Click on image to enlarge

The Schoolroom, 1938

45.75 x 60.6 cms
(17.98 x 23.82 in)

Price: £4500

View Extra Information

Download PDF information sheet


OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

Gallery Programme

Future events

News & Updates

Visit our news area