Painter, born in Cape Town, South Africa, who divided his life mainly between that country and England. Studied at Slade School of Fine Art, 1914, then served during World War I in several countries on continent. Lewis was a prolific exhibitor, being a member of NEAC, NS and RP, also showing at Leicester Galleries, Goupil Gallery, Redfern Gallery and elsewhere. He had his first solo show at Carfax Gallery in 1920. During World War II he was an Official War Artist with the South African forces. A number of public collections including Tate Gallery hold his work, which is notable for its portraits and figure studies, often of low life.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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