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Artist - Edward Wadsworth

Edward Wadsworth (also known by the name Edward Alexander Wadsworth), born 1889 in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, died 1949. Designed posters for London Transport 1936

  • Educated; Munich, Germany; 1906-1907
  • Educated; Bradford School of Art; 1908
  • Educated; Slade School of Fine Art; 1909-1912


Edward Wadsworth was a painter, printmaker and graphic designer. In 1912, he contributed to Roger Fry's Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition and was briefly a member of the Omega Workshops. A signatory of the Vorticist Manifesto in 1914 and contributing to the first 'Blast' publication, he joined Lewis's Rebel Art Centre. A founder member of the London Group, he succeeded J B Manson as secretary of the Group in 1915. After working as a `dazzle' camouflage artist during the First World War, he had his first solo exhibition at the Adelphi Gallery (1919). In 1920 he contributed to Wyndham Lewis's Group X exhibition at the Mansard Gallery. In the early 1930s he was involved with the advanced Unit One. A memorial exhibition of his work was staged at the Tate Gallery in 1951.

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