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Vorticists

Writing in the first issue of Blast in 1914, the poet Ezra Pound asserted that Vorticism was the British form of Futurism. Its founder, Wyndham Lewis saw the movement as an alternative to Cubism, Expressionism and Futurism, declaring 'The new Vortex plunges to the heart of the present - we produce a new living abstraction'. The group, including Jessica Dismoor and William Roberts, approached their subjects with angular abstraction and harsh colours, embracing the dynamism of the urban world and all things modern. The onset of World War 1 dealt a huge blow to the short lived movement, with sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska being killed while serving with the French army. The group held one exhibition at the Rebel Art Centre and one more issue of Blast was published in 1915. After the Great War, Lewis tried unsuccessfully to revive the movement with ‘Group X’ in 1920.

David Bomberg

1890-1957
Painter
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits

Alvin Langdon Coburn

1882-1966
Photographer
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 113 portraits

T.S. Eliot

1888-1965
Poet
Sitter in 66 portraits

Jacob Epstein

1880-1959
Sculptor
Sitter in 67 portraits | Artist of 14 portraits

Wyndham Lewis

1882-1957
Painter and novelist
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist associated with 39 portraits

William Roberts

1895-1980
Painter
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 6 portraits

Jessica Dismorr

1885-1939
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 1 portrait

Frank Owen Dobson

1886-1963
Sculptor
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist of 8 portraits

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

1891-1915
Sculptor and draughtsman
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 2 portraits

Edward McKnight Kauffer

1890-1954
Artist and graphic designer
Sitter in 10 portraits

Jacob Kramer

1892-1962
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 7 portraits

Christopher Nevinson

1889-1946
Artist
Sitter in 14 portraits

Ezra Pound

1885-1972
Poet
Sitter in 5 portraits

Edward Wadsworth

1889-1949
Painter
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait