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Self Portrait
Photo credit: The Fitzwilliam Museum

Self Portrait 1920

Philip Wilson Steer (1860–1942)

The Fitzwilliam Museum

(b Birkenhead, 28 Dec. 1860; d London, 21 Mar. 1942). English painter, son of a portrait painter Philip Steer (1810–71). With Sickert (his friend and exact contemporary), Steer was the leader among the progressive British artists of his generation who looked to France for inspiration. He trained in Paris 1882–4 (revisiting France four times between 1887 and 1891), and was a founder member of the New English Art Club in 1886.

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

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