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Paul Edwards:
Wyndham Lewis Portraits
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Although under-recognized in his lifetime, Wyndham Lewis was one of the most important figures in 20th century British art. He was best known for being a modernist activist, an avant-garde artist, an essayist and novelist. But he was also a remarkable portrait painter whose works bristle with the combined energy and charisma of maker and subject.
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This catalogue to the British National Portrait Gallery exhibition of Lewis’s portraits presents a collection of work that has never before been exhibited (or published) together.
Whilst Lewis completed a number of commissioned portraits, his best works are those he created of his artistic peers: James Joyce, Edith Sitwell, Ezra Pound, Rebecca West, T. S. Eliot and Naomi Michison to name a few. The majority of these works are presented here and all demonstrate Lewis’s resolutely non-naturalistic, visually complex style.

112 pages, Paperback, 9'' x 11 1/2'' (230 x 292 mm)
56 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-320-6  $ 34.95
About the Artist:
Percy Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)
Percy Wyndham Lewis
(1882-1957) was a novelist, painter, essayist, poet, critic, polemicist and one of the truly dynamic forces in lit­er­at­ure and art in the twen­ti­eth cen­tury. He was the founder of Vor­ti­cism, the only ori­gin­al move­ment in 20th century English painting.
He is the author of Tarr (1918), The Lion and the Fox (1927), Time and Western Man (1927, 1993), The Apes of God (1930), The Revenge for Love (1937), and Self Condemned (1954).
About the Author:
Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards was born in Colchester, England, in 1950. He attended Cambridge University, and later studied the work of Wyndham Lewis at the universities of Birming-ham and London. He has been the editor of Enemy News, the Journal of the Wyndham Lewis Society.
Mr. Edwards lives in Cambridge, Eng­land. He is a senior lecturer in Eng­lish at Bath Spa University College.
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GINGKO PRESS | 20TH CENTURY ART BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584233206 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-320-6 / 1584233206