Percy Wyndham Lewis (1882 – 1957) was an English writer, painter and critic. He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, and edited the literary magazine of the Vorticists, BLAST.
He painted distorted portraits and violent angular abstracts influenced by cubism and futurism. He was fascinated by the lights, speed and towering geometry of city life. He dreamed of a mechanical paradise and new society. But his robotic figures look trapped in a nightmare.