Cressida Bell

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Cressida Bell (born 1959) is an English artist and designer, specializing in textiles, interior design, cake decoration and illustration.[1]

She is the daughter of critic, author and artist Quentin Bell and Anne Olivier Bell. She is the granddaughter of Vanessa Bell and great niece of Virginia Woolf.[1]

She studied at Middlesex Polytechnic, Saint Martin's School of Art and finally at the Royal College of Art in London, where she graduated in 1984 with an MA in textile design.[1]

Her work shows some influence from her family background of the Bloomsbury Group but she has developed her own very individual style which is more meticulous and less painterly.

Bell also decorates cakes to commission, having published a book Cressida Bell’s Cake Design in 2013.[2]


  • Cressida Bell - The Decorative Painter (1996)
  • Cressida Bell - Cressida Bell’s Cake Design: Fifty Fabulous Cakes (2013) [2]

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  1. ^ a b c Clifton-Mogg, Caroline: "Lifestyle - Cressida Bell" Archived 2014-01-03 at the Wayback Machine, House & Garden, July 2010, pp. 62-70.
  2. ^ a b "Cressida Bell’s cake designs are a feast for the eyes – and the stomach", The Metro, 5 June 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-03.

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