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Rex Whistler

(1905-1944), Painter and designer

Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler

Sitter in 24 portraits
Artist of 6 portraits
Painter, illustrator, theatrical designer and muralist, a master of pastiche and trompe-l'oeil. Whistler's elegant baroque designs and witty murals enlivened many interiors including the Tate Gallery Refreshment Room (1926-7) and Plas Newydd, Isle of Anglesey (1936-8). He was killed while on active service during the Second World War.

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Rex Whistler, by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler - NPG 4124

Rex Whistler

by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler
oil on canvas, circa 1934
NPG 4124

Rex Whistler, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40400

Rex Whistler

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x40400

Cecil Beaton and his friends, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40409

Cecil Beaton and his friends

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, October 1927
NPG x40409

Cecil Beaton; Rex Whistler, by Unknown photographer - NPG x40540

Cecil Beaton; Rex Whistler

by Unknown photographer
bromide snapshot print, 1930s
NPG x40540

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136120

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1936
NPG Ax136120

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12289

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12289

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12290

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12290

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12291

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12291

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12292

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12292

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12293

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12293

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12294

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12294

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12295

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12295

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12296

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12296

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12297

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12297

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12298

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12298

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12299

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12299

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12300

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12300

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12301

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12301

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12302

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12302

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12303

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12303

Rex Whistler, by Howard Coster - NPG x12304

Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12304

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Rex Whistler

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x20586

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Rex Whistler

by Howard Coster
vintage print, 1936
NPG x2367

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