Lawrence Atkinson

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Lawrence Atkinson, The Lake, Pen and watercolor on paper, circa 1915-20
Sky Pilot by Lawrence Atkinson for the cover of Wheels, 1918.

Lawrence Atkinson (1873–1931) was an English artist, musician and poet.

Early life[edit]

Atkinson was born at Chorlton upon Medlock, near Manchester, on 17 January 1873.[1] 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).

Vorticism[edit]

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.

Death[edit]

Atkinson died in Paris on 21 September 1931.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism. Tate Gallery, London, 1956, p. 27.

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