- Also known as
primary name: Fry, Roger Eliot
- individual; academic/intellectual; painter/draughtsman; curator; journalist/critic; British; Male
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- Art critic and writer, theorist and painter; curator of paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1906-10); associated with the Bloomsbury Group. In 1903 he helped to launch "The Burlington Magazine". His status as a leading British art critic of his time gave his comments on Chinese art considerable weight, particularly in aesthetic terms. One of the founders of the NACF and the CAS; his name often recorded in P&D visitors' book, especially 1909. He gave a ceramic to the British Museum and in 1933 a group of his own work at the request of A.M.Hind.
Publications: Burlington Magazine Monograph, "Chinese Art", 1925; ‘Oriental Art’, "The Quarterly Review", 1910; ‘Some Aspects of Chinese Art’, "Transformations", 1926; as well as reviews of exhibitions in the "Burlington Magazine".
- Virginia Woolf, 1940; Frances Spalding, (1980, revised ed.1999); Roy Davids and Dominic Jellinek, "PROVENANCE: Collectors, Dealers and Scholars: Chinese Ceramics in Britain and America", 2011, p. 189&190; Stacey Pierson, "Collectors, Collections and Museums: The Field of Chinese Ceramics in Britain, 1560-1960", 2007, p. 114-5, 117, 121-2;
Judith Green,'Ancient China/Modern Art', "The History of Collecting Oriental Ceramics in East & West", Groninger Museum, Nov. 2003, ed. Christiaan Jörg, 2005, pp. 87-99.