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Wyndham Lewis was an early twentieth-century artist and writer: novelist, poet, playwright, periodical editor, commentator on literature and society, and above all a satirist and lampooner of many of his contemporaries. He was the leading spirit in the art movement known as Vorticism. His political writings included some ill-advised praise of Hitler during the early 1930s. He also published an autobiography.
18 November 1882 WL, British painter, novelist, and essayist, was born on a yacht at sea off Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada. Bibliographic Citation link.
1918 WL published and designed the typography for his first novel, Tarr, which drew on his experience as an artist living in Paris. Bibliographic Citation link.
June 1930 WL privately published The Apes of God, a satire attacking several writers of the 1920s, including Gertrude Stein, the Bloomsbury Group, and the Sitwells. Bibliographic Citation link.
7 March 1957 WL, painter, novelist, and essayist, died in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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