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Dora Carrington

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Dora Carrington (1893 - March 11 1932) was a British painter and decorative artist.

Dora de Houghton Carrington was born in 1893. She attended a girls' high school that emphasised art and her parents paid for her to attend extra lessons in drawing. She won a scholarship to the Slade School of Art in London where she met John Nash and Mark Gertler.

She did not use the name 'Dora' preferring to be called 'Carrington'. She was not well known as a painter during her lifetime as she did not sign her work and only rarely exhibited any of it.

She was a member of the Bloomsbury Group.

In March 1932 she shot herself after the death in January of her longtime friend Lytton Strachey.Template:Artist-stub

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