Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1882-11-18
Death 1957-03-07
GB
English

Biographical notes:

Wyndham Lewis was an artist, novelist, and critic, who was born in Canada but lived for many years in England. He was a leader of the Vorticist movement.

From the guide to the Wyndham Lewis collection, 1877-1975, (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library)

English author and painter.

From the description of Letters, 1921-1934. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233126882

Author and artist Wyndham Lewis was born on board ship off the coast of Canada. He was raised in England, educated at Rugby and the Slade School of Art, travelled in Europe, and became well known as an artist and illustrator, a leader in the abstract vorticist movement. His work on the short-lived periodical Blast was influential; after fighting in World War I, Lewis began writing in earnest, producing novels, essays, and criticism. His complex, combative nature alienated many acquaintances, and his infamous novel The Apes of God harshly lampooned most of his literary friends. Throughout the 1930s, he wrote in praise of Hitler and had openly Fascist leanings, recanting after the invasion of Poland.

From the description of Wyndham Lewis letter to Mr. Jackson, 1929 Oct. 30. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62297464

(Percy) Wyndham Lewis was an artist, writer, and critic. He was born on a yacht in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia. He studied at the Slade School of Art, London. With Ezra Pound, Lewis founded Blast (1914-15), the magazine of Vorticism. His writings include the novel The Apes of God (1930), and The Human Age (1955-6); literary criticism including Men Without Art (1934), and autobiographical books, such as Blasting and Bombardiering (1937). His produced works include abstract art, a series of war pictures, and portraits.

From the description of Wyndham Lewis collection. [1945-1956]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667850826

Artist, novelist, and critic, who was born in Canada but lived for many years in England; a leader of the Vorticist movement.

From the description of Wyndham Lewis collection, 1877-1975. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63938893

From the description of Wyndham Lewis notebook, circa 1900. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 233619524



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Subjects:

  • Domestic relations--England.
  • Artists--20th century--Correspondence
  • World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives.
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Literature publishing
  • Graphic arts--England--History.
  • Graphic arts--United States--History.
  • American literature--20th century
  • Women in art
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, English
  • Art
  • Art, British
  • Authors, English--20th century
  • Authors, English--Relations with women
  • Domestic relations
  • Drawing, American
  • Authors, American--Relations with women.
  • Women--Diaries.
  • Pencil drawing, American
  • Authorship.
  • Authors, American--Relations with women
  • Women--Diaries
  • Graphic arts--History
  • Authors and publishers--England.
  • Authors and publishers
  • Authors, Canadian--Relations with women.
  • English literature--20th century
  • Male authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
  • Authors, Canadian
  • English poetry--20th century
  • English literature
  • World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives
  • Authors, English--Relations with women.
  • Art--British--Reproductions
  • Modernism (Literature).
  • Authors, Canadian--Relations with women
  • American literature--20th century.
  • Authorship
  • English literature--20th century.

Occupations:

  • Authors, American.
  • Painters.
  • Authors, Canadian.
  • Authors, English.

Places:

  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Ontario (Canada) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ontario (Canada) (as recorded)