Wyndham Lewis

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  • Andrzej Gasiorek (University of Birmingham)

Percy Wyndham Lewis was born on November 18th, 1882. He was educated at Rugby, where he gave little indication of his future talents, before enrolling at the Slade School of Art in London, studying there between 1898 and 1901. After leaving the Slade, where he had gained a reputation as a first-rate draughtsman, he went abroad, where he stayed until 1909, living mainly in Paris but travelling to Holland, Germany, and Spain. During these years of study, reading, and painting he came under the influence of Bergson and Nietzsche–especially the light, aphoristic Nietzsche of works like The Gay Science (1882). Having returned to England, he began to establish himself as a writer and painter, publishing early stories (l…

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Gasiorek, Andrzej. "Wyndham Lewis". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 January 2001
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