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An exhibiting society of British artists formed in 1913 when the Camden Town Group petered out and its members amalgamated with several other progressive artists. The first president was Harold Gilman. Initially it was dominated by Futurists and those who would shortly be called Vorticists, among them Bomberg, Epstein (who suggested the name), Nevinson, and Wadsworth. It soon became less aggressively avant-garde, although it still represented advanced taste. Several artists associated with the Bloomsbury Group joined in the early years, including Roger Fry (1918), who wrote that the London Group had ‘done for Post-Impressionism in England what the New English Art Club did in a previous generation for Impressionism’. By the Second World War the group had lost its place as a significant force in British art, but it still exists.

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