Roger Fry was born on December 14,1866 in London. He studied at Clifton College in Bristol and then at the University of Cambridge where he specialised in natural sciences. He then went on to visit France and Italy where he began to paint landscapes. This was followed by portraits and self-portraits. In the 1900s, Fry began teaching art history at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. In 1906, he moved to the United States for four years to work as curator of the Paintings Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. On his return to London, in 1910 and 1912 he organised two exhibitions on the post-impressionists (a term of which he was the author). Roger Fry died on September 9, 1934 in London.