Dorothy Jeanne Bell (1888–1978) was a British sculptor.


Bell was born and raised at Hampstead in north London.[1] Her father, John Clement Bell (1860–1944) was a senior partner in the Clayton and Bell company of stained glass manufacturers, while her brother, Reginald Bell, and her nephew, Michael Farrar-Bell were also artists.[1][2]

Jeanne Bell created statuettes in bronze, ivory, wood and alabaster plus animal figures in both terracotta and glazed earthenware.[1] She was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy in London, showing some 37 works there between 1927 and 1966.[1] She also exhibited works with the Society of Women Artists, the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, the Royal Miniature Society, with the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society and at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.[1][2][3] Bell was active as an artist until late in her life. She died at Dinton in Buckinghamshire where she had lived most of her life after leaving London.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Sara Gray (2019). British Women Artists. A Biographical Dictionary of 1000 Women Artists in the British Decorative Arts. Dark River. ISBN 978-1-911121-63-3.
  2. ^ a b David Buckman (2006). Artists in Britain Since 1945 Vol 1, A to L. Art Dictionaries Ltd. ISBN 0-953260-95-X.
  3. ^ University of Glasgow History of Art / HATII (2011). "Miss Jeanne Bell". Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain & Ireland 1851–1951. Retrieved 28 October 2020.