Friday, March 11, 2022

Dora de Houghton Carrington

Dora de Houghton Carrington was a British painter and decorative artist during the 1930s. She was commonly known simply by her surname. Though posthumously acclaimed, she was not well known as a painter during her lifetime, as she rarely exhibited and did not sign her work.

She was dear friends with the popular English writer Lytton Strachey.
When Strachey died of stomach cancer in January 1932, Carrington purported that she saw no purpose in a life without him. Dora de Houghton Carrington died by suicide two months later.

Dora de Houghton Carrington 
March 29, 1893 - March 11, 1932