Wyndham Lewis: largest UK retrospective
Imperial War Museum North, Manchester Showing until: 1 January 2018
one hundred years since Lewis (18 November 1882 - 7 March 1957) was first commissioned as an official war artist in 1917, this largest UK retrospective of the artist’s work to date will include more than 160 artworks, books, journals and pamphlets from major public and private, national and international collections. Staged in Imperial War Museums’ centenary year,
Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War will be IWM’s largest visual arts exhibition to date. A radical force in British art and literature, Lewis was the founder of Britain’s only true avant-garde movement, Vorticism. He was a controversial figure whose ideas, opinions and personality inspired, enticed and repelled in equal measure.
Wyndham Lewis A Battery Shelled, 1919