Wyndham Lewis

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Lewis, Wyndham

(Percy Wyndham Lewis) (wĭn`dəm), 1886–1957, English author and painter, born on a ship on the Bay of Fundy. With Ezra Pound, he was cofounder and editor of Blast (1914–15), a magazine connected with vorticismvorticism
, short-lived 20th-century art movement related to futurism. Its members sought to simplify forms into machinelike angularity. Its principal exponent was a French sculptor, Gaudier-Brzeska.
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. Lewis's paintings, however, were not limited to the cubism of the vorticists; he produced many conventional works that gained him critical recognition. His paintings are in several museums, including the Tate Gallery, London, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. As an author, he is noted for his iconoclastic, quasi-philosophical novels and essays. Among his most important nonfiction works are The Art of Being Ruled (1926), Time and Western Man (1927), and The Writer and the Absolute (1952). His finest novels are generally judged to be The Revenge for Love (1937) and Self Condemned (1954), but also of interest are The Childermass (1928; rev. and continued as The Human Age, 1955–56) and The Apes of God (1930). Blasting and Bombardiering (1937) and Rude Assignment (1950) are autobiographical.


See his letters, ed. by W. K. Rose (1964); P. Edwards, Wyndham Lewis: Painter and Writer (2000); studies by T. Materer (1976), F. Jameson (1979), J. Meyers (1980), and S. E. Campbell (1988).

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Since 2007, Sarah Wyndham Lewis has been tweaking her own garden in the bee yard of the beekeeping business she runs with her husband in Suffolk, England, studying the habits and preferences of the hives they support.
The most memorable of them include Jacob Epstein's 1951 bust, modelled in clay and cast in bronze, for which Epstein described the sitter's expression as one of 'grave courtesy', and works by Wyndham Lewis, Patrick Heron, and Cecil Beaton.
With the institutional and academic status of a Cambridge Companion, this volume is a timely step forward in the ever-growing visibility and renewed interest in the work of Wyndham Lewis (1882-1927), the largely forgotten and highly influential figure of Anglo-American Modernist studies, coming as it does so close to summer 2017's largest UK retrospective of Lewis's work at the Imperial War Museum North, and following the 2015 Oxford University Press commission of the complete critical edition of the author's written works.
Among the figures associated with the magazine were Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, T.
Two years ago, David Wyndham Lewis, solicitor turn entrepreneur, had the visionary idea of using the National Stadium for this sort of event.
BORN ROB Roy, Scottish folk hero, 1671 RACHEL Weisz, UK film actress, 1970, above WANDA Sykes, US comedian, 1964 DIED SAINT Thomas Aquinas, priest, 1274 STANLEY Kubrick, film director, 1999, above WYNDHAM Lewis, novelist, 1957
A century ago, modernist writers such as Wyndham Lewis and Ezra Pound published much of their work in lively low-circulation journals, outlets whose graphic design could sometimes be as experimental as their writing.
It hangs in the Laing with work by British artists of the time, including Wyndham Lewis, Edward Burra and Julian Trevelyan, and also by posters and photographs documenting aspects of the war, in which many British volunteers fought - alongside the republicans - in the International Brigades.
The focus is on four major literary modernists: William Carlos Williams, Wyndham Lewis, Laura Riding and Wallace Stevens.
Wyndham Lewis calls the image "the primary pigment" of poetry.
This exhibition celebrates fine art, design and sculpture from the 1950s and features work by, amongst others, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Anthony Caro, Eduardo Paolozzi and Wyndham Lewis.