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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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Rodolphe Louis Megroz, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D486

Rodolphe Louis Megroz

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1949)
NPG D486

Jean de Peyer, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D487

Jean de Peyer

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1973)
NPG D487

Eric Portman, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D488

Eric Portman

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1929)
NPG D488

Arthur John Godley, 1st Baron Kilbracken, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D489

Arthur John Godley, 1st Baron Kilbracken

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1926)
NPG D489

Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D491

Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1925)
NPG D491

E.B.S, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D492

E.B.S

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1927)
NPG D492

Karsova, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D493

Karsova

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1925)
NPG D493

Edward Verrall Lucas, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D494

Edward Verrall Lucas

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1925)
NPG D494

Christopher Nevinson, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D495

Christopher Nevinson

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1936)
NPG D495

Emily Nevill Jackson (née Gatliff), by Hubert Leslie - NPG D496

Emily Nevill Jackson (née Gatliff)

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1923)
NPG D496

Anita Loos, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D499

Anita Loos

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (April 1928)
NPG D499

Sir Charles Vyner de Windt Brooke, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D500

Sir Charles Vyner de Windt Brooke

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1924)
NPG D500

Carew St John Mildmay, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D501

Carew St John Mildmay

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1928 or 1935)
NPG D501

Arthur Stuart, 7th Earl Castle Stewart, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D502

Arthur Stuart, 7th Earl Castle Stewart

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1924)
NPG D502

Leo Sheffield, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D503

Leo Sheffield

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (September 1923)
NPG D503

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Albert Toft

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D507

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Ivor Novello

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D508

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Sir Charles Vyner de Windt Brooke

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D509

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