"I also disliked Wyndham Lewis's painting which Ezra liked very much."

Painter and writer Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) was reportedly born to an English mother and American father in a yacht off the coast of Novia Scotia, Canada. Originally named Percy Wyndham Lewis, but soon dropping the ill-favoured 'Percy', he co-founded the Vorticist magazine BLAST. A Battery Shelled (1919) -- perhaps one of Lewis's better known paintings -- reflects his wartime experiences. He went blind in 1951 and consequently focused on his written work for his remaining years.