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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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Arthur David Waley, by Rex Whistler - NPG 4598

Arthur David Waley

by Rex Whistler
pencil, circa 1928-1938
NPG 4598

Rex Whistler, by Rex Whistler - NPG 4124

Rex Whistler

by Rex Whistler
oil on canvas, circa 1934
NPG 4124

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Rex Whistler - NPG 5009

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Rex Whistler
pencil and watercolour, 1935
NPG 5009

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Martin Hopkinson

07 May 2017, 08:53

Your self portrait by Rex Whistler probably dates from 1933 as it was no 47 priced at £35 in the Goupil Gallery's winter 1933 Salon held in the French Gallery December 1933 - January 1934

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