Artist biography

Bernard (Bernhard) SICKERT 1862–3–1932

Landscape painter and etcher. Born either in 1862 or 1863 in Munich, son of Oswald Adalbert Sickert and younger brother of Walter Sickert. Came to England with his family in 1868. Of delicate health he was only allowed to become a full-time artist, after several uncongenial posts, in 1885. Influenced by his father and by Whistler, of whom he wrote a biography in 1908. Member of the N.E.A.C. from 1888, exhibited with the London Impressionists 1889, and at the Allied Artists' Association 1912–13. First exhibition with Walter Sickert at the Dutch Gallery 1895. He often stayed with his brother in Dieppe, and visited Holland, Italy and France. Served as a hospital orderly 1914–18. Died 2 August 1932 at Jordans, Buckinghamshire, after a long illness. An exhibition of his pastels was held at the Leicester Galleries 1953.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II