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Walter Sickert (1860-1942), Painter

Walter Richard Sickert

Sitter associated with 21 portraits
Artist of 8 portraits
Born in Munich of Danish-Irish descent, Sickert intended to be an actor, but attended the Slade School.. He never lost his fascination with musical halls and popular culture. 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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Charles Bradlaugh

by Walter Richard Sickert
pencil, 1890
NPG 2206

3116

Philip Wilson Steer

by Walter Richard Sickert
oil on canvas, circa 1890
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3116

1810

George Jacob Holyoake

by Walter Richard Sickert
oil on canvas, exhibited 1892
NPG 1810

2214

Frederic Harrison

by Walter Richard Sickert
pencil, 1912
NPG 2214

4438

Winston Churchill

by Walter Richard Sickert
oil on canvas, 1927
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4438

5173

William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook

by Walter Richard Sickert
oil on canvas, 1935
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5173

3134

Walter Richard Sickert

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