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(Born Munich, 31 May 1860; died Bathampton, Somerset, 22 January 1942). British painter, printmaker, teacher, and critic, one of the most important figures of his time in British art. He was born in Germany of a Danish-German father and an Anglo-Irish mother and his outlook was appropriately cosmopolitan. The family settled in London in 1868. Both his father and his grandfather were painters, but Sickert—after a good classical education—initially trained for a career on the stage, 1877–81.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)