Frederick Etchells 1886-1973

Artist biography

Frederick ETCHELLS b. 1886

Painter and architect. Born 14 September 1886 at Newcastle upon Tyne. Studied at the R.C.A. c. 1908–11 and in Paris 1911–14, where he became interested in the Fauve and Cubist movements. Exhibited at the Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition 1912, and at the Post-Impressionist and Futurist Exhibition 1913. Accompanied Wyndham Lewis when he left the Omega Workshops and founded the Rebel Art Centre, October 1913; took part in the Vorticist movement. Foundation member of the London Group. Represented in Roger Fry's The New Movement in Art exhibition, Mansard Gallery 1917. Shortly after the 1914–18 war abandoned painting for architecture; F.R.I.B.A. 1931; made the English translation of Le Corbusier's Towards a New Architecture 1927, and The City of To-morrow 1929, and wrote with G. W. O. Addleshaw The Architectural Setting of Anglican Worship 1948.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I