Group X

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Group X
Poster for the Group X exhibition 26 March – 24 April 1920.jpg
Lithograph poster by E. McKnight Kauffer for the Group X exhibition 26 March – 24 April 1920
Years active 1920
Country United Kingdom
Major figures
Influences Vorticism
Cover of the catalogue of the Mansard Gallery exhibition

Group X was a short-lived British artistic movement in the years after the First World War. Several of its members – among them Wyndham Lewis – had been part of the Vorticist movement before the War. The group held a single exhibition in 1920; others were planned, but never happened.


In 1920 the former members of the pre-War Vorticist movement abruptly left the London Group, of which they had been part. Six of these artists – Jessica Dismorr, Frederick Etchells, Cuthbert Hamilton, Wyndham Lewis, William Roberts and Edward Wadsworth – were joined by the sculptor Frank Dobson, Charles Ginner, the American Edward McKnight Kauffer and John Turnbull to found Group X.[1][2]

The group exhibited at the Mansard Gallery in Heal's in the Tottenham Court Road from 26 March – 24 April 1920.[3]:246



  1. ^ Monica Bohm-Duchen. Group X. Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Accessed May 2017. (subscription required).
  2. ^ Glossary of art terms: Group X. London: Tate Gallery. Accessed May 2017.
  3. ^ Nigel Vaux Halliday (April 1987). The Identity of Wyndham Lewis's Painting at Group X. The Burlington Magazine 129 (1009): 245–247. (subscription required).

Further reading

  • Charles Harrison (1981). English Art and Modernism 1900–1939. London: Allen Lane.
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