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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 D46482

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46482

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46484

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46484

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46485

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46485

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46486

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46486

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46487

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46487

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46488

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46488

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46489

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46489

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46490

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46490

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46491

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46491

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46492

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46492

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46493

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46493

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46494

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46494

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46495

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46495

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46496

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46496

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46497

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46497

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46498

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46498

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46499

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46499

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46500

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46500

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D46501

Tourists on the West Pier, Brighton

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
NPG D46501

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