Edward Wadsworth

1889–1949

In Tate Britain
In Tate Liverpool

Biography

Edward Alexander Wadsworth (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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Art Term

Vorticism

The vorticists were a British avant-garde group formed in London in 1914 with the aim of creating art that expressed ...

Art Term

Rebel Art Centre

The Rebel Art Centre was founded by Wyndham Lewis in London in March 1914 as a meeting place for artists ...

Tate Paper

‘New Ways of Modern Bohemia’: Edward Burra in London, Paris, Marseilles and Harlem: Rothenstein Lecture

Paying close attention to Edward Burra’s letters, scrapbooks and other archival material, Andrew Stephenson reveals the impact that the ...

Tate Etc

Art, culture and camouflage

In 1896 the American artist Abbott H. Thayer published an article on how animals protected themselves with the use of ...

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