Edward Wadsworth

1889–1949

Biography

William Roberts, 'The Vorticists at the Restaurant de la Tour Eiffel: Spring, 1915' 1961–2
William Roberts
The Vorticists at the Restaurant de la Tour Eiffel: Spring, 1915 1961–2
© The estate of William Roberts

Edward Alexander Wadsworth ARA (29 October 1889 – 21 June 1949) was an English artist, most famous for his close association with Vorticism. He painted, often in tempera, coastal views, abstracts, portraits and still-life. He was also an engraver on wood and copper. In the First World War he was involved in transferring dazzle camouflage designs onto ships for the Royal Navy, and after the war he continued to paint nautical themes.

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