Lawrence Atkinson, The Lake, Pen and watercolor on paper, circa 1915-20
Lawrence Atkinson (17 January 1873 in Manchester, England – 21 September 1931 in Paris, France) was an English artist, musician and poet. He began by moving to Paris and studying musical composition, but moved back to London and began to paint, apparently painting mainly landscapes in a style influenced by Matisse and the Fauves (almost all of these works are lost). However his style changed radically when he was introduced to the work of Wyndham Lewis and the vorticists. He also wrote poetry, in a Modernist style. The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University held an exhibition entitled The Vorticists: Rebel Artists in London and New York, 1914-18 from September 30, 2010 through January 2, 2011 that includes his work.