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Hubert Leslie

(1890-1976), Silhouettist

Hubert John Leslie

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 700 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 Leslie - NPG D466

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D466

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D467

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D467

Arthur Forester, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D470

Arthur Forester

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D470

Baron Scotford, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D471

Baron Scotford

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D471

Julian Rudolph Leathart, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D472

Julian Rudolph Leathart

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D472

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

Renée Royale; H.O. Turguaud

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

Frederick Drummond, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D16824

Frederick Drummond

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

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

K. Tolkien; H. Cox

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s
NPG D16825

Rachel Newbolt, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D42584

Rachel Newbolt

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D42584


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