Lawrence Atkinson, The Lake, Pen and watercolor on paper, circa 1915-1920
Lawrence Atkinson, The Lake, Pen and watercolor on paper, circa 1915-1920
Sky Pilot by Lawrence Atkinson for the cover of Wheels, 1918.
Sky Pilot by Lawrence Atkinson for the cover of Wheels, 1918.

Lawrence Atkinson (1873–1931) was an English artist, musician and poet.

Early life

Atkinson was born at Chorlton upon Medlock, near Manchester, on 17 January 1873.[1] He began by moving to Paris and studying musical composition, but moved back to London and began to paint, apparently painting mainly landscapes in a style influenced by Matisse and the Fauves (almost all of these works are lost).

Vorticism

His style changed radically when he was introduced to the work of Wyndham Lewis and the vorticists. He also wrote poetry, in a Modernist style.

Death

Atkinson died in Paris on 21 September 1931.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism. Tate Gallery, London, 1956, p. 27.