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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 Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x12303

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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
1936
NPG x2367