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Jessica Dismorr
Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Jessica Dismorr c.1929

Jessica Dismorr (1885–1939)

National Portrait Gallery, London

British painter, born at Gravesend. She studied at the *Slade School, 1902–3, and the Atelier La Palette, Paris, where her teachers included *Blanche, *Dunoyer de Segonzac, and *Metzinger, 1910–13. In 1913 she met Wyndham *Lewis and she joined the *Vorticists the following year, signing the manifesto in the first issue of Blast and later taking part in all the group's key activities. After the First World War she exhibited with other ex-Vorticists as *Group X (1920) and from 1926 she was a member of the *London Group and of the *Seven & Five Society.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)


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