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Wyndham Lewis and Modernism

Wyndham Lewis was a prolific writer as well as a visual artist. Will Self, who has just completed a trilogy of Modernist novels drawing on a style he is sure Lewis would hate, says Lewis’ writing is intentionally difficult, discomforting and frequently at odds with the works of his contemporaries and rivals.

Self explains the tumultuous relationship between Wyndham Lewis and Modernism and why he remains an important, if unsung, figure in the development of literature and art in the twentieth century.

Discover the artworks and story of Britain’s original rebel artist in the largest UK retrospective of Wyndham Lewis’ work to date in Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War.