An updated and redesigned edition of Richard Shone's study of the painters ofhe Bloomsbury group who were an important influence on the formation ofaste in Britain during the early decades of this century.;The writers andrtists of the Bloomsbury group had an unparalleled and productive influencen British cultural life in the first thirty years of the 20th century. Amongts members were the writers Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey, theconomist Maynard Keynes, the art critic Roger Fry and the painters Vanessaell and Duncan Grant. This book describes in particular the two painters whoere at the centre of the interplay of personal and intellectual life thatharacterised the group and to whom the Bloomsbury writers often sat forortraits.;As a friend of Duncan Grant at the end of his long life and as arequent visitor to Charleston, the Sussex farmhouse where Grant and Bellainted and which was a vital centre of Bloomsbury life outside London,ichard Shone is uniquely placed to dispel many of the myths andisconceptions that surround their work. This new edition has been updated,Shone, Richard is the author of 'Bloomsbury Portraits Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Their Circle' with ISBN 9780714829616 and ISBN 0714829617.