Portrait of the Day: Walter Sickert

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12 May 2014, 12:00

Room 29


  • Gallery Talk

Walter Richard Sickert, by Philip Wilson Steer, published 1894 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Walter Richard Sickert
by Philip Wilson Steer
published 1894
NPG 3142

From 1927 until his death, the strange and enigmatic 'late' paintings of Walter Sickert were largely dismissed by the art establishment of the time. The artist's use of found news photographs, slide projections and painterly approach have over years come to exert great influence. Artists such as Alex Katz, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Peter Doig and Marlene Dumas, all owe a debt to Walter Sickert. Talk led by Peter Blundell.

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