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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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Arthur David Waley

by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler
pencil, circa 1928-1938
NPG 4598


Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler
oil on canvas, 1929
NPG 5050


Rex Whistler

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


Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler
pencil and watercolour, 1935
NPG 5009


Sir William Turner Walton

by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler
pencil, 1929
NPG 4640


Edmund Blunden

by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler
pencil, 1929
NPG 6254

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