Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) was one of the great modernist painters, writers, and cultural critics. He is known for the magazine BLAST (1914-15); for leading Vorticism, the British avant-garde art movement; and for such novels as Tarr (1918), The Apes of God (1930), and The Revenge for Love (1937). He was a prophet of the global society, which the World Wide Web signifies by its very existence. This website will guide those who want to know about Lewis's life and work, and the scholarship which responds to them. The Wyndham Lewis Society publishes The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies (JWLS), a peer-reviewed, open-access academic journal, and the Lewisletter (LL), a yearly bulletin.

[Website maintained and curated by Nathan Waddell, University of Birmingham, UK.]

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Latest News

'London Review of Books' misleads on Wyndham Lewis

By Alan Munton
The excellent IWM North exhibition of Lewis’s art attracted fewer reviews than might have been expected (where were you, Jonathan Jones?). The London Review of Books did not fail us, and employed Jon Day to review the show.

Literature, Art, and a Media Frenzy

By The Wyndham Lewis Society

In response to the 'Great Spectacle' event at the Royal Academy of Arts (12 June-19 August 2018), commemorating 250 years of its Summer Exhibition, Dr Jaron Murphy (Southampton Solent University) has written up interviews with Dr Sarah Victoria Turner, Deputy Director for Research at the Paul Mellon Centre, and Dr Mduduzi Xakaza, Director of the Durban Art Gallery. The interviews are downloadable here.

Latest Blog

Events of Interest

By Nathan Waddell

An up-to-date list of academic events of interest to scholars of Lewis and modernism can be located on the BAMS website.


Picture1The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies
(formerly the Wyndham Lewis Annual) is the primary academic journal devoted to the study of Lewis's painting, writing, and cultural contexts.

Articles considering Lewis's work in any respect will be gratefully received. To submit, or to discuss an idea for, an article, please contact Nathan Waddell.

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