Walter Sickert

Sickert, Walter Richard

Walter Richard Sickert, 1860–1942, English painter. After a brief career on the stage Sickert was apprenticed to Whistler and later worked with Degas. His preferred subjects were scenes of music halls and the London demimonde. Painting in deep, rich browns with vital, immediate brushwork, Sickert became celebrated for his personal and spontaneous works. He was a major link between French and English painting at the turn of the century.

See his posthumously published writings, A Free House (1947); studies by W. Baron (1973) and M. Lilly (1973).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Walter Sickert: Selected full-text books and articles

Modern English Painters: Sickert to Smith By John Rothenstein Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1952
Noble Essences: A Book of Characters By Osbert Sitwell Little, Brown & Company, 1950
Librarian’s tip: Chap. VII "Walter Richard Sickert"
Old Friends: Personal Recollections By Clive Bell Harcourt, Brace, 1957
Librarian’s tip: Chap. II "Walter Sickert"
A Dictionary of Modern Painting By Carlton Lake; Robert Maillard Tudor Publishing, 1956
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