Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957

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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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creatorOf Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. Autograph letters signed : London, to E. McKnight Kauffer, 1919 July 8-1925 Oct. 8 and undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Gaudier-Brzeska, Henri, 1891-1915. Vortex I : manuscript / by Gaudier-Brzeska, 1915. Princeton University Library
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creatorOf Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. Wyndham Lewis : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Baker, Elliott. Percy, Bob & Assenpoop : memories of Wyndham Lewis, Robert Frost, and Ezra Pound / by Elliott Baker. Hamilton College, Daniel Burke Library
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creatorOf Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964. Dame Edith Sitwell collection of papers, [1926?]-1965. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Martin, John. John Martin collection of Wyndham Lewis, ca. 1921-1982. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Papers: 1873-1993 (inclusive), 1899-1961 (bulk). John F Kennedy Presidential Library
creatorOf Pritchard, W. Wyndham Lewis. University of Manchester Library, Main Library
creatorOf Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. Wyndham Lewis notebook, circa 1900. Cornell University Library
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referencedIn Dame Edith Sitwell collection of papers, 1926-1965 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Correspondence, writings, papers, photographs, printed material, and press cuttings of the English painter David Garshen Bomberg (1890-1957) and his second wife Lilian Bomberg, née Holt (1898-1983), 1884-1987 Tate Gallery Archive
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creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. John Quinn papers, 1901-1926. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Handley-Read, Charles,. Charles Handley-Read collection of Wyndham Lewis, 1949-1950. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. Notebook for The apes of God, circa 1930. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Stephens, James, 1882-1950. The best verse I ever wrote / James Stephens. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
creatorOf Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. Papers, 1933-1962, 1922-1937 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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creatorOf Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. Twentieth century palette / by Wyndham Lewis. Cornell University Library
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creatorOf Müller, René. Papers regarding 20th century musicians [manuscript], 1916-1977. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982. Archibald MacLeish collection, 1914-1982 (inclusive). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bridson, D. G. (Douglas G.), 1910-. Papers, 1943-1980. Indiana University
creatorOf Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. [Woman] [art original]. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Hugh Kenner Papers TXRC02-A5., 1916-1994, n.d., bulk 1943-1994 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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creatorOf Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. Letters, 1921-1934. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Martin, John. John Martin collection of Wyndham Lewis, ca. 1921-1982. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn John Lane Company Records TXRC00-A11., 1856-1933, bulk 1894-1930 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Earp, Thomas Wade, 1892-. Papers, 1930-1957 Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Grigson, Geoffrey, 1905-1985,. Album of letters, clippings, and a photograph related to W.H. Auden, ca. 1932-1939. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Kenner, Hugh. Hugh Kenner Papers, 1916-1994 (bulk1943-1994). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Papers of the Artists International Association, 1933-1971 Tate Gallery Archive
referencedIn Meloney, Marie Mattingly, 1883-1943. Papers, 1891-1943. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. Ezra Pound and Dorothy Pound letters to D. D. Paige, 1947-1953. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Lewis, G. Anne Hoskyns. G. Anne Hoskyns Lewis diaries, 1953-1966. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Wyndham Lewis collection, 1877-1975 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn English literature mss., ca. 1750-ca. 1979 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Rebecca West papers, 1894-1975 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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creatorOf Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. Wyndham Lewis collection, 1877-1975. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by correspondent), c1909 to 2004 St John's College, Oxford
referencedIn Rose, W. K. William Kent Rose papers, [ca. 1940]-1968. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Carter, Thomas H. (Thomas Henry), 1931-1963. Correspondence, 1950-1962. Washington & Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library
creatorOf Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Correspondence of various contributors to the editors of this Washington and Lee University Literary magazine [manuscript] 1950-60. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Robert McAlmon papers, 1916-1980, 1930-1952 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. Wyndham Lewis letter to Mr. Jackson, 1929 Oct. 30. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Huebsch, B. W. (Benjamin W.), 1876-1964. B. W. Huebsch records, 1909-1963. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn James B. Pinker and Son correspondence concerning John Galsworthy, 1901-1946. Houghton Library.
referencedIn John Martin collection of Wyndham Lewis, circa 1921-1982 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bradford Morrow papers, Morrow (Bradford) papers, (bulk 1973-2001), 1912-2001 John Hay Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. Wyndham Lewis address books, circa 1929-1945. Cornell University Library
referencedIn McAlmon, Robert, 1896-1956. Robert McAlmon papers, 1916-1980 (bulk 1930-1952). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf John Lane Company. Records of the John Lane Company, 1856-1933 (bulk, 1894-1930). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Ezra Pound Papers, 1868-1976 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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Great Britain
United States
England
New York (State)
England
Ontario (Canada)
New York (State)
United States
Ontario (Canada)
Subject
English literature
Authors, English--Relations with women
Art--British (?)--Reproductions
Domestic relations--England
American literature--20th century
Artists--20th century--Correspondence
Authorship
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives
Modernism (Literature)
Literature publishing
Graphic arts--England--History
Graphic arts--United States--History
Authors, Canadian
English poetry--20th century
Women in art
Authors, American
Authors, English
Arts
Art, British
Authors, English--20th century
Domestic relations
Drawing, American
Authors, American--Relations with women
Women--Diaries
Pencil drawing, American
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
Occupation
Authors, American
Painter
Authors, Canadian
Authors, English
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Birth 1882-11-18

Death 1957-03-07

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