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Early Days:

   Percy Wyndham Lewis was an English Painter and author. He was a co-founder of Vorticist movement in art, and edited the literary magazine of the Vorticist, Blast. His novels include his pre-World War 1-era novel Tarr, and The Human Age, a trilogy comprising of The Childermass, Monstre Gai and Malign Fiesta, set in the afterworld. A fourth volume of The Human Age, The Trail of Man, was begun by Lewis but left in a fragmentary state at the time of his death. He also wrote two autobiographical volumes, Blasting and Bombardiering and Rude Assignment: A Narrative of my Career up-to-date.

Percy Wyndham Lewis


Personal Details


Percy Wyndham Lewis

Place of birth

Amherst Nova Scotia Canada

Date of Birth

November 18, 1882

Date of Death

March 7, 1957 (aged 74)




Painting, Poetry, Literature, Criticism


Slade School of Art




National Portrait Gallery, Tate Gallery




    Mainly residing in England from 1908, Lewis published his first work in Ford Maddox Ford's TheEnglish Review in 1909. He was an unlikely founder-member of the Camden Town Group in 1911. In 1912 he exhibited his Cubo-Futurist illustrations to Timon of Athens and three major oil-paintings at the second Post-Impressionist exhibition.

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Works of Lewis

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