Robert Anning Bell

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Robert Anning Bell

English painter, draftsman, architect and printmaker

Born 1863 - Died 1933

Born in London (Greater London, England)

Died in London (Greater London, England)

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Mode

Institutional

master at

  • Art Workers Guild from 1921

[To Rufus: page 1]

98A Warner Road, Camberwell

     August 16, 1894

My Dear Rufus (Sir Rufus Isaacs)

  I am applying for the post of "Instructor of Decorative & Figure Painting" in the Liverpool "School of Architecture & the Applied Arts". It is a new thing & a good thing & should become a good school. I want you to write me a testimonial saying any kind of thing you can of my artistic work generally & in particular alluding to the little panels (you needn't say they are "little") I did for you. Please, if you can, insist rather on their color & fitness for their position rather than in the modeling as it is success in painting and decorative treatment of colour that will affect the committee in this case.

  If you will take so much trouble for me, I will be immensely obliged to you.

   Believe me
     Yours very sincerely
        Robert Anning Bell

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Image courtesy of Don Kurtz

[To Rufus: page 2]

98A Warner Road, Camberwell

     August 16, 1894

My Dear Rufus (Sir Rufus Isaacs)

  I am applying for the post of "Instructor of Decorative & Figure Painting" in the Liverpool "School of Architecture & the Applied Arts". It is a new thing & a good thing & should become a good school. I want you to write me a testimonial saying any kind of thing you can of my artistic work generally & in particular alluding to the little panels (you needn't say they are "little") I did for you. Please, if you can, insist rather on their color & fitness for their position rather than in the modeling as it is success in painting and decorative treatment of colour that will affect the committee in this case.

  If you will take so much trouble for me, I will be immensely obliged to you.

   Believe me
     Yours very sincerely
        Robert Anning Bell

[ Read page 1 |2| | 3 | 4 ]

Image courtesy of Don Kurtz

[To Rufus: page 3]

98A Warner Road, Camberwell

     August 16, 1894

My Dear Rufus (Sir Rufus Isaacs)

  I am applying for the post of "Instructor of Decorative & Figure Painting" in the Liverpool "School of Architecture & the Applied Arts". It is a new thing & a good thing & should become a good school. I want you to write me a testimonial saying any kind of thing you can of my artistic work generally & in particular alluding to the little panels (you needn't say they are "little") I did for you. Please, if you can, insist rather on their color & fitness for their position rather than in the modeling as it is success in painting and decorative treatment of colour that will affect the committee in this case.

  If you will take so much trouble for me, I will be immensely obliged to you.

   Believe me
     Yours very sincerely
        Robert Anning Bell

[ Read page 1 |2 | 3 | 4 ]

Image courtesy of Don Kurtz

[To Rufus: page 4]

98A Warner Road, Camberwell

     August 16, 1894

My Dear Rufus (Sir Rufus Isaacs)

  I am applying for the post of "Instructor of Decorative & Figure Painting" in the Liverpool "School of Architecture & the Applied Arts". It is a new thing & a good thing & should become a good school. I want you to write me a testimonial saying any kind of thing you can of my artistic work generally & in particular alluding to the little panels (you needn't say they are "little") I did for you. Please, if you can, insist rather on their color & fitness for their position rather than in the modeling as it is success in painting and decorative treatment of colour that will affect the committee in this case.

  If you will take so much trouble for me, I will be immensely obliged to you.

   Believe me
     Yours very sincerely
        Robert Anning Bell

[ Read page 1 |2 | 3 | 4 ]

Image courtesy of Don Kurtz