Carrington was the daughter of a respected lawyer in Hereford. Her talent was recognized early on, and in addition to school lessons, she also had drawing lessons. Carrington later won a scholarship to the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art in London , where she met Paul Nash , John Nash , Christopher Nevinson , Mark Gertler and Phyllis Gardner .
At art academy it was customary to address students by their last name, so she called herself Carrington . Carrington was not very successful during her lifetime and only had two exhibitions as an artist. She illustrated the first small work Two Stories , published by the Hogarth Press in 1917 , which each contained a story of the spouses Woolf, The Mark on the Wall ( The Spot on the Wall ) by Virginia and Three Jews by Leonard Woolf with four woodcuts.
During the First World War, Carrington met the well-known critic and essayist Lytton Strachey . For both of them it was love at first sight, and they had a relationship without any taboos for years, despite his homosexuality . Strachey fell in love with Ralph Partridge, whom Carrington married in 1921 to keep up social appearances. Their marriage was a ménage à trois . Partridge was an employee of the Hogarth Press from 1920 to 1923. In January 1932, Strachey died of cancer . Dora Carrington committed suicide with a shotgun two months later after her first attempt at suicide with car exhaust failed.
- Carrington - Love to Death, Great Britain 1995, 121 min, written and directed by Christopher Hampton ; under this title the love triangle between Dora Carrington, Ralph Partridge and Lytton Strachey and with Emma Thompson (Carrington), Steven Waddington (Partridge) and Jonathan Pryce (Strachey) was filmed in the leading roles
- Jane Hill: The Art of Dora Carrington, Herbert Press Ltd, 1995, ISBN 1-871569-82-6
- Christopher Hampton: Carrington. Faber & Faber, 1995, ISBN 0-571-15336-4
- Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina: Carrington: A Life. WW Norton & Company, 1995, ISBN 0-393-31328-X
- Tiziana Agnati: Dora Carrington. L'arte oltre lo Scandalo. Selene Edizioni, 2002
- Lytton Strachey : The Letters of Lytton Strachey. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005, ISBN 0-374-25854-6
- Dora Carrington in the Tate Collection (English)
- Literature by and about Dora Carrington in the catalog of the German National Library
- Search for Dora Carrington in the German Digital Library
- Search for Dora Carrington in the SPK digital portal of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation
- Julia Strachey was married to the sculptor Stephen Tomlin from 1927 to 1934 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Carrington, Dora de Houghton|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British, eccentric and feminist painter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 29, 1893|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hereford , Herefordshire|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 11, 1932|
|Place of death||Newbury , Berkshire|