Edward Estlin Cummings, known as e.e. Cummings, was an American poet, painter, essayist, writer and playwright of the 20th century.
Among his works, we can mention about 2900 poems, two novels about his own history, four plays and several articles, as well as several paintings and drawings.
At the time of his death, Cummings was the second most read poet in America after Robert Frost.
Although many know Cummings as a famous poet, he was also interested in poetry and painting. He calls them his "twin obsessions."
Simultaneously interested in color and music, Cummings began using spiral color plates to create visual equivalents of sound. His work, Noise No. 13, which was exhibited at the dawn of the new era, i.e. American modernism of the early 20th century, is one of these examples that are called "sound and noise paintings".
Despite Cummings' affinity with avant-garde styles, much of the work is quite traditional.
Creator: Edward Estlin Cummings (e.e. Cummings)
Name of the work: Noise No. 13
Technique and dimensions of the work: oil on canvas, 151.29 x 108.59 cm
Year of creation: 1925