John Maynard Keynes by Walter Stoneman, July 1940.
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John Maynard Keynes


John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946), economist and theorist of money; pamphleteer; patron of the arts (begetter and financier of the Arts Theatre, Cambridge), government adviser; editor of the Economic Journal, 1912–45; columnist for the Nation and Athenaeum; intimate of the Bloomsbury circle; Trustee of the National Gallery; author of The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919), A Treatise on Money (2 vols, 1930), and The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1936). He married in 1925 the ballet dancer Lydia Lopokova (1892–1981).