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Roger Fry (December 14, 1866 - September 9, 1934)

Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson was a British political scientist and philosopher. He led most of his life at Cambridge, where he wrote a dissertation on Neoplatonism before becoming a fellow. He was closely associated with the Bloomsbury Group. After travelling in the Netherlands and Germany, he returned to Cambridge in 1884 and was elected to the Cambridge Conversazione Society, better known as the Cambridge Apostles. In a year or two, he was part of the circle that included Roger Fry, J. M. E. McTaggart, and Nathaniel Wedd. During Roger Fry's last year at Cambridge (around 1887), Dickinson, a homosexual, fell in love with him. After an initially intense relationship (that according to Dickinson's biography did not include sex with Fry, a heterosexual), the two maintained a long friendship. Through Dickinson, Fry met Edward Carpenter and this led to the famous portrait of Carpenter by Fry. Through Fry, Dickinson met Jack McTaggart and F. C. S. Schiller. In 1903, Dickinson helped to found the Independent Review. Fry designed the front cover.

Timeline & Places:

• December 14, 1866: born.

• 1880s: attended Clifton College, 32 College Rd, Bristol BS8 3JH, Regno Unito

• 1880s: attended University Of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2, Regno Unito

• 1900s: taught at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, Regno Unito

• 1909 to 1934: lived at Quince House, 37 Chantry View Rd, Guildford GU1, Regno Unito

• 1910s: worked at 21 Fitzroy Square, Kings Cross, London W1T 6EL, Regno Unito

• 1913 to 1919: lived at 33 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T 6EU, Regno Unito

• September 9, 1934: died.


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