Ernest Leopold Sichel

1862–1941

Biography

Ernest Leopold Sichel (1862–1941), was a painter of figures, portraits and still life, a sculptor and silversmith, also a pastellist. Sichel was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England on 27 June 1862 of German Jewish descent, son of a manufacturer from Frankfurt-am-Main.

Sichel studied at Slade School of Art from 1877 to 1879, he studied under the tutelage of Alphonse Legros and later under J.M Swan.

He exhibited his work at the Royal Academy from 1885 and at the New English Art Club from 1891. He also exhibited his work at the New Gallery and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Sichel returned to Bradford around 1890 and worked for the rest of his life in the City.

Ernest Leopold Sichel died on 21 March 1941, a memorial art exhibition of his work was held in Bradford in 1941.

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