Paul Levy is the editor of The Letters of Lytton Strachey, among other books.


IN THE REVIEW

The Painter and the Novelist

Vanessa Bell (1879–1961)

an exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, February 8–June 4, 2017

Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion

an exhibition at Two Temple Place, London, January 28–April 23, 2017
The Bloomsbury painter Vanessa Bell, née Stephen, lived most of her life (1879–1961) in the chilly, concealing shade of her younger sister, Virginia Woolf—the last twenty years following Virginia’s suicide in 1941. Though the attention paid to the Bloomsbury Group seems to be waning on both sides of the Atlantic, there is currently a surge of interest in Bell.