Nancy Clara Cunard (1896-1965)

Nancy Cunard, 1925
by Curtis Moffat (1887-1949)
V&A, most of the images via

Nancy Clara Cunard (1896-1965) was a writer, heiress
and political activist. She was born into the British upper
class but strongly rejected her family's values, devoting
much of her life to fighting racism and fascism. She became
a muse to some of the 20th century's most distinguished
writers and artists. Read more here


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, I've read about her. She was part of that wonderful lesbian circle in Paris in the 1920s around Natalie Barney, Gertrude Stein, Romaine Brooks, etc.

Aputsiaq said...

Oh, thanks for that info...I just love the images...but it is always wonderful to learn more about the ones being portraited!