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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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Sylvia Leonora (née Brett), Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D510

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Douglas Byng

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D511

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Maurice Baring

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D512

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Maurice Baring

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D513

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Maurice Baring

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D514

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Sir Desmond MacCarthy

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D515

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Herbert Bolitho

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D516

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Sir Donald Wolfit (né Woolfitt)

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D517

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Douglas Byng

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D518

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Douglas Byng

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D519

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Sir Anton Dolin

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D520

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Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D521

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Anita Loos

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D522

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Dennys Jack Valentine McDonald Hobley

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D523

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J.W. Butler

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D524

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(Arthur) Oliver Villiers Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1930s
NPG D525

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John Woodiwiss

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D526

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Archibald Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 3rd Earl of Wharncliffe

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D527

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Lady Iris Victoria Beatrice Grace Kemp (née Mountbatten)

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1920s-1940s
NPG D528

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(Elsie) Evelyn Laye

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D506

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