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).


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.


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


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

External links[edit]

  • Wheels at The Modernist Journals Project
  • "Lawrence Atkinson: a little gallery". 30 July 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2016.