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Hubert Leslie

(1890-1976), Silhouettist

Hubert John Leslie

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 699 portraits
Born in Rawlpindi, British India, Leslie studied at the Sheffield School of Art, and spent a year studying under Tonks at the Slade School of Art. During the Great War he published cartoons and performed as an entertainer, sending back to his family pieces of trench art, including a silhouette of his wife cut in brass salvaged from an old artillery shell. He went on to develop dual careers as a silhouette artist and as an entertainer in schools. From his first booking in 1919, he built up a one-man show which toured Britain's public schools, combining sketching, elocution, juggling, mental telepathy, songs and mental feats.

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Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, by Hubert John Leslie - NPG D466

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett

by Hubert John Leslie
silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D466

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, by Hubert John Leslie - NPG D467

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas

by Hubert John Leslie
silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D467

Arthur Forester, by Hubert John Leslie - NPG D470

Arthur Forester

by Hubert John Leslie
silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D470

Baron Scotford, by Hubert John Leslie - NPG D471

Baron Scotford

by Hubert John Leslie
silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D471

Julian Rudolph Leathart, by Hubert John Leslie - NPG D472

Julian Rudolph Leathart

by Hubert John Leslie
silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D472

Renée Royale; H.O. Turguaud, by Hubert John Leslie - NPG D16823

Renée Royale; H.O. Turguaud

by Hubert John Leslie
cut paper, 1920s-1940s
NPG D16823

Frederick Drummond, by Hubert John Leslie - NPG D16824

Frederick Drummond

by Hubert John Leslie
cut paper, 1920s-1940s
NPG D16824

K. Tolkien; H. Cox, by Hubert John Leslie - NPG D16825

K. Tolkien; H. Cox

by Hubert John Leslie
cut paper, 1920s
NPG D16825

Margaret A. Eaden; Unknown woman, by Hubert John Leslie - NPG D16826

Margaret A. Eaden; Unknown woman

by Hubert John Leslie
cut paper, 1920s
NPG D16826

Rachel Newbolt, by Hubert John Leslie - NPG D42584

Rachel Newbolt

by Hubert John Leslie
cut paper, 1923
NPG D42584

Alice Shepherd (née Newbolt), by Hubert John Leslie - NPG D42585

Alice Shepherd (née Newbolt)

by Hubert John Leslie
cut paper, 1923
NPG D42585

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert John Leslie - NPG D46419

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert John Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46419

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