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© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Walter Sickert: Selected full-text books and articles

Modern English Painters: Sickert to Smith
John Rothenstein.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1952
Beaverbrook - Sickert's 'Political Portrait.' (Walter Richard Sickert) (Art in Context.)
Shone, Richard.
History Today, Vol. 44, No. 9, September 1994
Noble Essences: A Book of Characters
Osbert Sitwell.
Little, Brown & Company, 1950
Librarian’s tip: Chap. VII "Walter Richard Sickert"
Old Friends: Personal Recollections
Clive Bell.
Harcourt, Brace, 1957
Librarian’s tip: Chap. II "Walter Sickert"
Men and Memories: Recollections of William Rothenstein
William Rothenstein.
Coward-McCann Inc., 1931
A Dictionary of Modern Painting
Carlton Lake; Robert Maillard.
Tudor Publishing, 1956
Don't Fear the Ripper. (Crimetime)
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Book, November-December 2002
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