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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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Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D47042

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1925-1926
NPG D47042

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D47043

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1925-1926
NPG D47043

Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D468

Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, late 1920s
NPG D468

Peggy Hickman, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D497

Peggy Hickman

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1968)
NPG D497

Bert Thomas, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D498

Bert Thomas

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1928 or 1930)
NPG D498

Tallulah Bankhead, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D475

Tallulah Bankhead

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1925)
NPG D475

Sir Anton Dolin, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D476

Sir Anton Dolin

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1927)
NPG D476

Sir Cedric Webster Hardwicke, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D477

Sir Cedric Webster Hardwicke

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1925)
NPG D477

Sir Donald Wolfit (né Woolfitt), by Hubert Leslie - NPG D478

Sir Donald Wolfit (né Woolfitt)

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1925)
NPG D478

Frederick Henry Smith, 1st Baron Colwyn, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D479

Frederick Henry Smith, 1st Baron Colwyn

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1928)
NPG D479

M.A. de Fleuriau, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D480

M.A. de Fleuriau

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1926)
NPG D480

Cyril Raymond, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D481

Cyril Raymond

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1923)
NPG D481

Iris Hoey, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D483

Iris Hoey

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1923)
NPG D483

Maurice Baring, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D484

Maurice Baring

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1925)
NPG D484

Maurice Baring, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D485

Maurice Baring

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1925)
NPG D485

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