Walter Richard Sickert (31 May 1860 – 22 January 1942) was a British painter and printmaker who was a member of the Camden Town Group in London. He was an important influence on distinctively British styles of avant-garde art in the 20th century.
Sickert was a cosmopolitan and eccentric who often favoured ordinary people and urban scenes as his subjects. His work also included portraits of well-known personalities and images derived from press photographs. He is considered a prominent figure in the transition from Impressionism to Modernism.
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Actor, writer and traveller Michael Palin and art historian Tim Marlow discuss their continuing fascination with the Camden Town Group.
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Rebecca Daniels on how Walter Sickert deftly combined art history and photography in his paintings
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Works of the week: A Favourite Custom by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and La Hollandaise by Walter Sickert
As a new chronological display of Tate Britain’s permanent collection is unveiled this week, Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate ...