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Walter Sickert

(1860-1942), Painter

Walter Richard Sickert

Sitter associated with 21 portraits
Artist associated with 10 portraits
Painter. Born in Munich of Danish-Irish descent, Sickert originally intended to be an actor and never lost his interest in music-halls, theatre and popular culture. He attended the Slade School. He became pupil and assistant to James McNeill Whistler during which time he met Degas who was an important influence. At the centre of the Fitzroy Street circle from 1907, Sickert was a founding member of the Camden Town Group. His subject matter, ordinary people in everyday lives, caused outrage. His later paintings were based on photographs and newspaper cuttings.

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Walter Richard Sickert, by Philip Wilson Steer - NPG 3142

Walter Richard Sickert

by Philip Wilson Steer
oil on canvas, published 1894
NPG 3142

Walter Richard Sickert, by Jacques-Emile Blanche - NPG 4761

Walter Richard Sickert

by Jacques-Emile Blanche
oil on canvas, 1898
NPG 4761

Walter Richard Sickert, by Walter Richard Sickert - NPG 3134

Walter Richard Sickert

by Walter Richard Sickert
oil on canvas, 1935
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3134

Walter Richard Sickert, by Edmond Xavier Kapp - NPG 3547

Walter Richard Sickert

by Edmond Xavier Kapp
pen and ink, 1940
NPG 3547

Walter Richard Sickert; Thérèse Lessore, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P869(21)

Walter Richard Sickert; Thérèse Lessore

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print on white card mount, 15 September 1940
NPG P869(21)

Walter Richard Sickert, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6589

Walter Richard Sickert

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x6589

Walter Richard Sickert, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6590

Walter Richard Sickert

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x6590

Walter Richard Sickert, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x132944

Walter Richard Sickert

by George Charles Beresford
vintage copy print, 1911
NPG x132944

Walter Richard Sickert, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x132945

Walter Richard Sickert

by George Charles Beresford
vintage copy print, 1911
NPG x132945

Walter Richard Sickert, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x132946

Walter Richard Sickert

by George Charles Beresford
vintage copy print, 1911
NPG x132946

Walter Richard Sickert, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x132947

Walter Richard Sickert

by George Charles Beresford
vintage copy print, 1911
NPG x132947

Thérèse Lessore; Walter Richard Sickert, by George Woodbine, for  Daily Herald - NPG x74797

Thérèse Lessore; Walter Richard Sickert

by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 5 March 1934
NPG x74797

Walter Richard Sickert; Thérèse Lessore, by George Woodbine, for  Daily Herald - NPG x74798

Walter Richard Sickert; Thérèse Lessore

by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 5 March 1934
NPG x74798

Walter Richard Sickert; Thérèse Lessore, by George Woodbine, for  Daily Herald - NPG x74799

Walter Richard Sickert; Thérèse Lessore

by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 5 March 1934
NPG x74799

Thérèse Lessore; Walter Richard Sickert, by George Woodbine, for  Daily Herald - NPG x74800

Thérèse Lessore; Walter Richard Sickert

by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 5 March 1934
NPG x74800

Walter Richard Sickert; Thérèse Lessore, by George Woodbine, for  Daily Herald - NPG x70976

Walter Richard Sickert; Thérèse Lessore

by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 5 March 1934
NPG x70976

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Walter Richard Sickert

by Edward Drummond Young
print, 1922
NPG x13288

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

possibly Walter Richard Sickert

by Powys Evans
pencil on paper, 1920s-1930s
NPG D42260

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Walter Richard Sickert

by (Hewitt) Henry Rayner
etching, 1931
NPG D1398

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