Edward Alexander Wadsworth
Composition On A Red Ground
Oil On Wood
Wadsworth won a scholarship to the Slade School of Art (1908-12). Here he became involved with the Vorticist movement and in Percy Wyndham Lewis's controversial magazine 'Blast'.
He was, along with Wyndham Lewis, among those who used Cubo-Futurism as a basis for developing an art that was geometrical to the point of abstraction.
He was drafted into the Navy, and served in the Mediterranean and on the island of Mudros. Then, on his return to Britain, he was appointed to supervise the camouflaging of ships in Bristol and Liverpool. He utilised his artistic experience in order to design patterns aimed at misleading enemy lookouts.
Article By: Dave Roberts.
First Published: 2007.
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