William Roberts (1895-1980), Painter
Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 6 portraits
Artist; closely associated with the Vorticist movement though he worked with Roger Fry at the Omega Workshops after Wyndham Lewis had left to set up the Rebel Art Centre; Roberts was called up in April 1916 and spent two years as a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery before working as a War Artist for the Canadians from the summer of 1918. A signatory to the initial Vorticist Manifesto, after the War he met T.E. Lawrence and produced illustrations for Seven Pillars of Wisdom, reflecting still the Vorticism that later in his career gave way to an idiosyncratic figurative style.