Garnett, Angelica

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Garnett, Angelica Gender: F
Angelica Bell
born on 25 December 1918 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Lewes, England, 50n52, 0e01
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 02°28' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 00°25 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 23°15'

Angelica Garnett (At far left, with Vanessa Bell, Clive Bell, Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes and Lydia Lopokova)


English artist and writer, the daughter of Vanessa Bell and artist Duncan Grant. Her mother was married at the time of her birth to Clive Bell and young Angelica was not told her of her biological father's identity until she was 18. Garnett was the niece of Virginia Woolf and was part of the Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals.

She married the light-fiction writer David Garnett in 1942; he was over 25 years her senior and had been Duncan Grant's lover. Together they had four daughters, two of which died before her. By 1961, the year her mother died, she and Garnett had divorced. She is the author of "Deceived with Kindness," her autobiography, published in 1984. She has spent the latter part of her life in Forcalquier in the south of France. She died on 4 May 2012 in Aix en Provence.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • child->parent relationship with Grant, Duncan (born 21 January 1885)
  • has other family relationship with Garnett, Constance (born 19 December 1861). Notes: Mother-in-law/daughter-in-law
  • has other family relationship with Woolf, Virginia (born 25 January 1882). Notes: Aunt/Niece


  • Relationship : Marriage 1942 (David Garnett)
  • Death of Mother 1961
  • Death of Child 1973 (daughter Amaryllis, drowned in river Thames)
  • Death of Father 1978 (Duncan Grant, her biological father)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1984 (Autobiography)
  • Death of Child 2009 (daughter Nerissa)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes time from "A House of Lions" by Leon Edel as quoted in a newspaper article: "Priests of a New Civilization; Priests Author's Query" by Christopher Ricks, New York Times, July 1, 1979, p.BR1+

On 19/11/2014 Scholfield changed the Rodden Rating to A, quoting from David Garnett's Xmas day letter to his mother about the birth as transcribed in "The Golden Echo: The flowers of the forest" by David Garnett (Chatto & Windus, 1955), p. 194: "Dearest Mother, Vanessa had a daughter born at 2 a.m. this morning, so I am very glad I was here."


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Daughter of Vanessa Bell)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four Daughters)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Groups (Part of the Bloomsbury Group)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Lives in the South of France)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer