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Roger Fry
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    (December 14, 1866-September 9, 1934)
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    Artist and art critic
    Appointed curator of paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (1906)
    Named Slade Professor of Fine Art at Cambridge University (1933)
    Wrote 'Heresies of an Artist' (1921), 'Transformations' (1926), 'Cezanne: A Study of His Development' (1927), 'Henri Matisse' (1930), 'French Art' (1932) and 'Reflections on British Painting' (1934)
    He majored in science in college to please his father.
    He had an affair with Vanessa Bell when they were both married to other people.
    Virginia Woolf said of his writing style, 'He never hesitates to spoil the shape of a sentence by tagging on a 'namely' or a 'that is to say.'
    He coined the term 'post-Impressionism.'
    He was credited with introducing the British public to the art of Cezanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Manet and Matisse.
    Art historian Kenneth Clark called him 'the greatest influence on taste since Ruskin ... In so far as taste can be changed by one man, it was changed by Roger Fry.'

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