Wyndham Lewis’s TS Eliot: a jigsaw puzzle of rebellion and radicalism

By Skye Sherwin

History remembers the artist as a Hitler sympathiser, but his guiding principle – as illustrated by this portrait, which the RA rejected – was a passion to agitate

Modernist poetry’s lanky luminary TS Eliot looks serious and far from comfortable in Wyndham Lewis‘s famed portrait. His face is a jigsaw puzzle of shadowy half-moons and sharp planes. The hands droop from the oversized suit, suggesting the subtle creepiness of a limp handshake.

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