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Edward Alexander Wadsworth
Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Edward Alexander Wadsworth 1937

Edward Alexander Wadsworth (1889–1949)

National Portrait Gallery, London

(b Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, 29 Oct. 1889; d London, 21 June 1949). British painter, printmaker, draughtsman, and designer. A friend of Wyndham Lewis, he was a member of the Vorticist group (1914–15); his work of this time included completely abstract pictures such as the stridently geometrical Abstract Composition (1915, Tate, London). In the First World War he worked on designing dazzle camouflage for ships, turning his harsh Vorticist style to practical use.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)


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