Art: Mortal Blow

The editor of the London Criterion and the most gift-stricken poet of his time is a tall man with a large, pale face, gentle, cavernous dark eyes, a Roman beak, cub ears and a meditative mouth. He has a famous aversion to being photographed and never until this spring had he sat for an important portrait in oils. Last week the completed Portrait of T. S. Eliot by Artist-Author Wyndham Lewis suddenly became celebrated. It was refused a place in the Royal Academy's annual exhibition of British Art. And in protest against...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!