Cuthbert Hamilton Reconstruction 1919–20

Artwork details

Artist
Cuthbert Hamilton 1885–1959
Title
Reconstruction
Date 1919–20
Medium Graphite, crayon and gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 559 x 419 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1965
Reference
T00758
Not on display

Display caption

In 1913 Hamilton, along with Frederick Etchells, Edward Wadsworth, Gaudier-Brzeska and William Roberts, left Roger Fry's Omega Workshops in support of Wyndham Lewis, who fell out with Fry over a commission. They joined Lewis when he established the Rebel Art Centre in March 1914, and later became associated with the Vorticist movement although not all of them signed the Vorticist Manifesto. Hamilton served as a Special Constable during the First World War. In 1920 he exhibited with the newly-formed 'Group X', established by Lewis and Edward McKnight Kauffer to provide a focus for avant-garde activity in the aftermath of war.

August 2004

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