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Walter Richard Sickert

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Painter. Born in Munich of Danish-Irish descent, Sickert intended to be an actor, but attended the Slade School (1881–1882). He never lost his fascination with musical halls and popular culture. In 1882 he became pupil and assistant to James McNeill Whistler during which time he met Degas who was an important influence. At the centre of the Fitzroy Street circle from 1907, Sickert was a founding member of the Camden Town Group.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

1935

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 68.6 x W 25.4 cm

Accession number

3134

Acquisition method

Given by Sir Alec Martin through the Art Fund, 1943

Work type

Painting


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