The Camden Town Group in Context

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Walter Richard Sickert


Artist’s writings

1936William Henry Stephenson (ed.), Sickert, the Man and his Art: Random Reminiscences, privately printed 1936.
1940William Henry Stephenson (ed.), Sickert, the Man and his Art: Random Reminiscences, expanded edn, R. Johnson & Co., Southport 1940.
1947Osbert Sitwell (ed.), A Free House! Or, the Artist as Craftsman, being the Writings of Walter Richard Sickert, Macmillan, London 1947.
1986Walter Richard Sickert, Advice to Young Artists, Norwich School of Art Gallery 1986. Introduction by Lynda Morris.
2000Anna Gruetzner Robins (ed.), Walter Sickert: The Complete Writings on Art, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2000.

Exhibition catalogues

1895Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Walter Sickert and Bernhard Sickert, Van Wisselingh’s Dutch Gallery, London 1895.
1900Walter Sickert, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, December 1900.
1904Walter Sickert, Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, June 1904.
1907Exposition Sickert, Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 10–19 January 1907.
1909Vente de 84 Oeuvres de Walter Sickert, Bernheim-Jeune, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 1909.
1911An Exhibition of Pictures by Walter Sickert, Stafford Gallery, London, 27 June 1911–.
1912Paintings and Drawings by Walter Sickert, Carfax & Co., London, May 1912.
1916Paintings by Walter Sickert, Carfax & Co., London, November 1916.
1919Walter Sickert, Eldar Gallery, London, January–February 1919.
1925An Exhibition of the Etched and Engraved Work of Walter Sickert, A.R.A., from 1884 to 1924, Leicester Galleries, London, January 1925.
1926Exhibition of Paintings by Walter R. Sickert, Savile Gallery, London, May–June 1926.
1927Drawings by W.R. Sickert, A.R.A. Drawings by Old Masters, Savile Gallery, London, May–June 1927. Includes twenty-eight works by Sickert.
1928Sickert Exhibition 1928, Savile Gallery, London 1928. Preface by Hugh Walpole.
1929Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Richard Sickert, A.R.A., P.R.B.A., Leicester Galleries, London, June 1929.
1930An Exhibition of Paintings by R. Sickert, A.R.A., Savile Gallery, London 1930.
1931An Exhibition of ‘English Echoes’: A Series of New Paintings by Richard Sickert, A.R.A., Leicester Galleries, May 1931. Text by Sickert, ‘The Sources’.
1932An Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Richard Sickert, A.R.A., Beaux Arts Gallery, London, 11 April–14 May 1932. Text by Sickert, ‘Notes on the Sources’.
1933Important Landscapes From Private Collections by Gore, Grant, Innes, John, Sickert, Smith, Steer, Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, 21 April–13 May 1933.
1933An Exhibition of Paintings by Richard Sickert, A.R.A., Beaux Arts Gallery, London, 27 June–July 29 1933.
1933Retrospective Exhibition of Pictures by W.R. Sickert, A.R.A., Thos. Agnew & Sons, London, November–December 1933.
1935An Exhibition of New Paintings by Richard Sickert, Beaux Arts Gallery, London, 5 July 1935–. Foreword by Sickert.
1936Water-colours and Drawings by Lucien Pissarro; Recent Paintings by Richard Sickert; Paintings by George Grosz, Leicester Galleries, London, April 1936. Includes sixteen works by Sickert.
1937Sickert and the Living French Painters, Adams Gallery, London, –4 February 1937. Includes sixteen works by Sickert.
1937Exhibition of Notable Paintings by Richard Sickert, Beaux Arts Gallery, London, 20 April–14 May 1937.
1937Early Paintings by Richard Sickert, Redfern Gallery, London, 2–24 December 1937.
1938An Exhibition of Paintings by Walter Richard Sickert, Arts Club of Chicago, 4–27 January 1938. Introduction by Clive Bell.
1938Exhibition of Paintings by Walter Richard Sickert, Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 4–28 February 1938. Introduction by Clive Bell.
1938An Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Richard Sickert, Leicester Galleries, London, March 1938.
1941Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Richard Sickert, Leicester Galleries, London, April–May 1941.
1941Sickert, National Gallery, London, August–December 1941. Introduction by Lord Methuen.
1941Drawings by Augustus John and Richard Sickert, Redfern Gallery, London, 16 June–12 July 1941. Includes eighteen works by Sickert.
1942Sickert, Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts, London 1942. Foreword by Philip Hendy.
1942Sickert, 1860–1942: Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Temple Newsam, Leeds, 28 March–31 May 1942. Text by Philip Hendy.
1947Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by W.R. Sickert from the Collection of Robert Emmons, Thos. Agnew & Sons, London, May–June 1947.
1947Sickert to Hodgkin, Lefevre Gallery, London, August 1947.
1949Notes & Sketches by Sickert from the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Arts Council, London 1949. Introduction by Gabriel White.
1950Sickert Exhibition, Hove Museum of Art, 5 August–30 September 1950. Preface by Lord Methuen.
1951Sickert: Forty of his Finest Paintings, Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London, 20 June–4 August 1951.
1953An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Walter Sickert, Scottish Committee of the Arts Council, Diploma Galleries of the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, January 1953. Text by Lillian Browse.
1953Paintings by Sickert, Beaux Arts Gallery, London, 21 September–10 October 1953.
1957Sickert Paintings and Drawings, Roland, Browse and Delbanco, London, May–June 1957.
1957Sickert: An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, 24 August–29 September 1957. Text by Richard Seddon.
1960Sickert, 1860–1942, Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London, March–April 1960.
1960Centenary Exhibition of Etchings & Drawings by W.R. Sickert, Thos. Agnew & Sons, London, 15 March–14 April 1960.
1960Sickert: Centenary Exhibition of Pictures from Private Collections, Thos. Agnew & Sons, London, 15 March–14 April 1960. Text by Virginia Woolf, ‘Walter Sickert: A Conversation’.
1960Sickert: Paintings and Drawings, Arts Council tour, Tate Gallery, London, 18 May–19 June 1960, Southampton Art Gallery, 2– 24 July 1960, Bradford City Art Gallery, 30 July–20 August 1960. Introduction by Gabriel White.
1963Sickert, Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London, April–May 1963.
1964Sickert, 1860–1942: An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, Arts Council tour, Northampton Art Gallery, 25 January–15 February 1964, Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery, 22 February–14 March 1964, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, 21 March–11 April 1964, Borough Library, Rugby, 18 April–9 May 1964, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, 16 May–6 June 1964, Kettering Art Gallery, 13 June–4 July 1964, Usher Gallery, Lincoln, 11 July–1 August 1964, Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, 8–30 August 1964, Victoria Street Art Gallery, Nottingham, 5–26 September 1964, Shrewsbury Art Gallery, 3–24 October 1964. Introduction by Ronald Pickvance.
1967British Painting 1900–1950: Including Eight Paintings by Stanley Spencer and Works by William Brooker, Jacob Epstein, Sylvia Gosse, Augustus John, John Lavery, Derwent Lees, S.J. Peploe, Lucien Pissarro, W.R. Sickert, Matthew Smith, Wilson Steer, Graham Sutherland, Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, 24 October–11 November 1967.
1968Sickert in the North, Middleton Hall, University of Hull, 25 January–16 February 1968. Text by Malcolm Easton.
1970New Year Exhibition of Selected Works by Steer, Sickert, Lamb, Innes, Ethel Walker, Paul Nash, John Nash & Others, New Grafton Gallery, London, January 1970.
1970Our Own Sickerts: An Exhibition of Drawings, Paintings and Etchings from the Collection of Islington Libraries, Islington Libraries, London, June 1970.
1971British Paintings 1900–1971: William Brooker, Richard Eurich, Charles Ginner, Tristram Hillier, J.D. Innes, Augustus John, Derwent Lees, Lucien Pissarro, Walter Sickert, Matthew Smith, Stanley Spencer, Christopher Wood, Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, 20 April–15 May 1971.
1972Sickert: Etchings on Loan from the Circulation Dept., Victoria and Albert Museum; Paintings, Drawings, Etchings from Public and Private Collections, Arts Centre, New Metropole, Folkestone, 4–26 March 1972. Foreword by John Eveleigh.
1973Sickert, Fine Art Society, London, 21 May–8 June 1973, Fine Art Society, Edinburgh, 9–30 June 1973.
1973Recent Acquisitions of XXth Century British Painting: Including Work by William Brooker, Richard Eurich, Charles Ginner, Tristram Hillier, J.D. Innes, Augustus John, C.R.W. Nevinson, Lucien Pissarro, W.R. Sickert, Matthew Smith, Stanley Spencer, Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, 30 October– 24 November 1973.
1974The Sickert Women and the Sickert Girls: Walter Sickert with Therese Lessore, Sylvia Gosse, Wendela Boreel, Marjorie Lilly, Christina Cutter, Michael Parkin Fine Art, London, 18 April–18 May 1974.
1975English Paintings from the Bevan Collection: A Memorial Exhibition for R.A. Bevan 1901–1974, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, 16 April–9 May 1975. Includes one work by Sickert.
1977Sickert in Bath and Dieppe, Coexistence, Bath, 3 June–16 July 1977, Michael Parkin Fine Art, London, 21 July–20 August 1977.
1977–8Sickert: Paintings, Drawings and Prints of Walter Richard Sickert, 1860–1942, Arts Council tour, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 17 December 1977–28 January 1978, Glasgow Art Gallery, 11 February–27 March 1978, City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth, 8 April–21 May 1978. Introduction by Wendy Baron and text by Gabriel White.
1978Sickert: Paintings and Drawings, Browse & Darby, London, 13 April–13 May 1978.
1978–9Sickert: Etchings and Dry-points, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1978–9.
1979Walter Sickert as Printmaker, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 21 February–15 April 1979. Text by Aimee Troyen.
1979The Drawings of Walter Richard Sickert, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 5 June–1 July 1979, Brisbane Civic Art Gallery, 23 July–26 August 1979, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 7 September–21 October 1979. Text by Lou Klepac.
1981–2Late Sickert: Paintings 1927 to 1942, Arts Council tour, Hayward Gallery, London, 18 November 1981–31 January 1982, Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 2 March–4 April 1982, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 12 April–22 May 1982. Texts by Frank Auerbach, Richard Morphet, Helen Lessore and Denton Welsh and catalogue by Wendy Baron.
1981Sickert, Browse & Darby, London, 25 November–22 December 1981.
1982Mr. Walter Sickert and his Printmaker Friends and Pupils, including James McNeill Whistler, Percy Thomas, Walter Greaves, Thomas Wray, Sylvia Gosse, Enid Bagnold, Wendela Boreel, Parkin Gallery, London, 20 January–13 February 1982.
1982Sickert’s ‘High Steppers’, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 29 May–3 July 1982.
1984Walter Sickert and Sylvia Gosse: Pictures from the Towner and Loans from Other Collections, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, 8 September–4 November 1984. Introduction by Patricia R. Andrew.
1986Walter Richard Sickert, Lucien Pissarro, Spink & Son, London 1986.
1986Walter Richard Sickert: Advice to Young Artists, Norwich School of Art Gallery, 21 April–24 May 1986. Introduction by Lynda Morris.
1986Sickert and Thanet: Paintings and Drawings by W.R. Sickert 1860–1942, Ramsgate Library Gallery, Kent, 18 October–15 November 1986. Includes transcripts of 1934 lectures by Sickert.
1989–90W.R. Sickert: Drawings and Paintings 1890–1942, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, March 1989–February 1990, Tate Gallery, London, July–September 1990. Texts by Penelope Curtis and Richard Shone.
1990From Beardsley to Beaverbrook: Portraits by Walter Richard Sickert, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, 19 May–30 June 1990. Text by Richard Shone.
1992–3Sickert Paintings, Royal Academy, London, November 1992–February 1993, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, February–May 1993.
1998Two British Impressionists: Walter Sickert and Philip Wilson Steer, Norwich Castle Museum, January–April 1998.
1998James McNeill Whistler, Walter Richard Sickert, Fundación ‘La Caixa’, Madrid, March–May 1998, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, May–July 1998.
1998–9Lucien Pissarro et le post-impressionnisme anglais: Harold Gilman, Spencer F. Gore, Lucien Pissarro, Walter R. Sickert, Musée de Pontoise, 28 November 1998–7 March 1999, Château-Musée de Dieppe, 27 March–6 June 1999. Introduction by Christophe Duvivier and texts by Anne Thorold, Wendy Baron, Andrew Causey and Frederick Gore.
2000Walter Sickert: Paintings, Drawings & Prints, Fine Art Society, London, 8 May–15 June 2000.
2002Sickert: Pages Torn from the Book of Life, Fine Art Society, London, at C.G. Boerner, New York, 10–25 October 2002. Preface by Gordon Cooke and text by Richard Shone.
2004Walter Richard Sickert: The Human Canvas, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, 9 July–30 October 2004. Texts by Matthew Sturgis and Hannah Neale.
2004The Ruth and Joseph Bromberg Collection of Sickert Prints and Drawings, Fine Art Society, London, 21 September–21 October 2004. Texts by Gordon Cooke and Matthew Sturgis.
2004–5Walter Sickert: ‘drawing is the thing’, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, 1 October–5 December 2004, Southampton City Art Gallery, 20 January–20 March 2005, Ulster Museum, Belfast, 7 April–5 June 2005. Texts by Alistair Smith, Matthew Sturgis, Anna Gruetzner Robins, Wendy Baron, Nicola Moorby, Ruth Bromberg and Rebecca Daniels.
2005–6Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec: London and Paris 1870–1910, Tate Britain, London, 5 October 2005–15 January 2006, Phillips Collection, Washington, 18 February–14 May 2006. Texts by Anna Gruetzner Robins and Richard Thomson.
2007–8Walter Sickert: The Camden Town Nudes, Courtauld Gallery, London, 25 October 2007–20 January 2008. Texts by Wendy Baron, Lisa Tickner and Barnaby Wright.
2009Sickert in Venice, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 4–31 May 2009. Text by Robert Upstone.
2008–10From Sickert to Gertler: Modern British Art from Boxted House, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, March–June 2008, Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, October–December 2008, Brighton Art Gallery and Museums, April–September 2010. Texts by Alice Strang, Frances Stenlake, Caroline Cuthbert and Dick Chapman.


1922Frank Rutter, ‘Walter Sickert’, Some Contemporary Artists, L. Parsons, London 1922, pp.45–56.
1934Virginia Woolf, Walter Sickert: A Conversation, Hogarth Press, London 1934.
1941Robert Emmons, The Life and Opinions of Walter Richard Sickert, Faber and Faber, London 1941.
1943Lillian Browse, Sickert, Edited by Lillian Browse with an Essay on his Life and Notes on his Paintings, and with an Essay on his Art by R.H. Wilenski, Faber and Faber, London 1943.
1952John Rothenstein, ‘Walter Richard Sickert, 1860–1942’, Modern English Painters: Sickert to Smith, Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1952, pp.41–58.
1955Anthony Bertram, Sickert, Studio Publications, London and New York 1955.
1960Lillian Browse, Sickert, Rupert Hart-Davis, London 1960.
1961Sir John Rothenstein, Walter Richard Sickert (1860–1942), Beaverbrook Newspapers, London 1961.
1963Ronald Pickvance, Walter Richard Sickert, Purnell & Sons, London 1967.
1964Walter Richard Sickert, 1860–1942: A Handbook to the Drawings, Paintings, Etchings, Engravings and Other Material in the Possession of the Islington Public Libraries, Islington Public Libraries, London 1964.
1967Quentin Bell, ‘Sickert and the Post-Impressionists’, Victorian Artists, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London 1967, pp.85–94.
1970Walter Richard Sickert, 1860–1942: Catalogue of the Islington Libraries Sickert Collection, Islington Libraries, London 1970.
1971Marjorie Lilly, Sickert: The Painter and his Circle, Elek, London 1971.
1973Wendy Baron, Sickert, Phaidon, London 1973.
1976Denys Sutton, Walter Sickert: A Biography, Michael Joseph, London 1976.
1976K.M. Ware, Sickert’s Place in Twentieth Century Realism: The Significance of the Camden Town Period, unpublished MA thesis, University of Sussex 1976.
1976Stephen Knight, Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution, George G. Harrap, London 1976.
1987David Withey, The Sickerts in Islington: Catalogue of the Works of Walter Sickert, Therese Lessore, and their Families in Islington Libraries Local History Collection, Islington Libraries, London 1987.
1988Anna Gruetzner Robins, The London Impressionists, unpublished Ph.D thesis, Courtauld Institute of Art 1988.
1988Richard Shone, Walter Sickert, Phaidon, Oxford 1988.
1989Susan J. Sildlauskas, A ‘Perspective of Feeling’: The Expressive Interior in Nineteenth Century Realist Painting, unpublished Ph.D thesis, University of Pennsylvania 1989.
1990Jean Overton Fuller, Sickert and the Ripper Crimes: An Investigation into the Relationship between the Whitechapel Murders of 1888 and the English Tonal Painter Walter Richard Sickert, Mandrake, Oxford 1990.
1992Maureen Connett, Walter Sickert and the Camden Town Group, David and Charles, Newton Abbas 1992.
1993Rebecca Daniels, Sickert and Low-Life: A Study of the Music Hall and the Camden Town Murder Series, unpublished M.Litt thesis, Oxford University 1993.
1996Anna Gruetzner Robins, Walter Sickert – Drawings: Theory and Practice – Word and Image, Scolar Press, London 1996.
1997A.E. Koval, Responses to J.M. Whistler’s Theory and Practice: The Followers in Britain c.1880–1910, unpublished Ph.D thesis, Birkbeck College, University of London 1997.
1998M. Lazarides, The Writings of Walter Sickert and the ‘New Art Criticism’, unpublished D.Phil thesis, Oxford University 1998.
2000Ruth Bromberg, Walter Sickert Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné, Yale University Press, New Haven 2000.
2000Joseph Thomas Ruzicka, The City at Night in Nineteenth Century British Art (J.M.W. Turner and James McNeill Whistler), unpublished Ph.D thesis, New York University 2000.
2000David Peters Corbett, ‘Seeing into Modernity: Walter Sickert’s Music-Hall Scenes, c.1887–1907’, in David Peters Corbett and Lara Perry (eds.), English Art 1860–1914: Modern Artists and Identity, Manchester University Press, Manchester 2000, pp.150–67.
2000Lisa Tickner, ‘Walter Sickert: The Camden Town Murder and Tabloid Crime’, Modern Life & Modern Subjects: British Art in the Early Twentieth Century, Yale University Press, New Haven, London 2000, pp.10–47.
2001David Peters Corbett, Walter Sickert, Tate Publishing, London 2001.
2002Patricia Cornwell, Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper – Case Closed, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York 2002.
2003Rebecca Daniels, Walter Sickert and Popular Culture, unpublished Ph.D thesis, University of Oxford 2003.
2004David Peters Corbett, ‘Walter Sickert: Surface and Modernity’ and ‘The Aesthetics of Materiality: English Modernism before 1914’, The World in Paint: Modern Art and Visuality in England, 1848–1914, Manchester University Press, Manchester 2004, pp.169–261.
2005Matthew Sturgis, Walter Sickert: A Life, HarperCollins, London 2005.
2006Wendy Baron, Sickert: Paintings and Drawings, Yale University Press, New Haven and London 2006.
2007David Peters Corbett, ‘Modern Life: Walter Sickert, Ennui, 1917–18’, in Observation and Imagination in British Art 1750–1950, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent 2007, pp.127–9.
2009Anna Gruetzner Robins, ‘Walter Sickert and the Language of Art’, in Grace Brockington (ed.), Internationalism and the Arts in Britain and Europe at the Fin de Siècle’, Peter Lang, Bern 2009, pp.27–47.
2009Rebecca Daniels, ‘Francis Bacon and Walter Sickert; “images which unlock other images”’, in Martin Harrison (ed.), Francis Bacon: New Studies, Steidl, Göttingen 2009, pp.56–87.


1911‘Mr. Walter Sickert and the Camden Town Group’, Eye-Witness, 6 July 1911, pp.83–4.
1914Frank Rutter, ‘Sickertism’, New Weekly, 20 June 1914, p.19.
1924‘Mr. Walter Sickert’, Daily Telegraph, 21 July 1924.
1927J.B. Manson, ‘Walter Richard Sickert, A.R.A’, Drawing and Design, vol.3, July 1927, pp.3–9.
1928‘Mr. Sickert’s Rise to Fame: Picture Collector’s Dawn Pilgrimage’, Daily Express, 8 February 1928.
1928R.R. Tatlock, ‘Two Art Shows: Walter Sickert, A Notable Portrait’, Daily Telegraph, 9 February 1928.
1928‘Notable Sickert Exhibition: Examples of Masterly Craftsmanship, Character Studies’, Morning Post, 9 February 1928.
1929William Gaunt, ‘The Etched Work of W. Richard Sickert’, Studio, vol.97, no.434, May 1929, pp.336–40.
1929M.C., ‘Richard Sickert, A.R.A., Country Life, 8 June 1929, pp.61–2.
1930‘Art Exhibitions: Mr. Sickert, A.R.A.’, Times, 19 February 1930.
1930T.W. Earp, ‘The Work of Richard Sickert, A.R.A.’, Apollo, vol.11, no.64, April 1930, pp.295–300.
1930‘Sickert and Segonzac’, Observer, 13 April 1930.
1930Bernard Falk, ‘Richard Sickert: The Most-Discussed Artist of the Day’, Daily Mail, 12 May 1930.
1930Frank Rutter, ‘Richard Sickert’, Studio, vol.100, no.452, November 1930, pp.319–24.
1930Alfred Thornton, ‘Walter Richard Sickert’, Artwork, vol.6, no.21, Spring 1930, pp.1–16.
1931T.W. Earp, ‘Richard Sickert: English Echoes’, Apollo, vol.13, no.78, June 1931, pp.344–7.
1939John Rothenstein, ‘Great British Masters – 21: Walter Richard Sickert’, Picture Post, 18 February 1939.
1941‘Honouring Sickert’, Daily Telegraph, 20 August 1941.
1941‘Churchill Portrait in Show’, Star, 21 August 1941.
1941‘The Art of Sickert: Exhibition at National Gallery’, Times, 21 August 1941.
1941‘Problem Picture’, Evening News, 22 August 1941.
1941‘Took Pomp out of Painting’, Star, 22 August 1941.
1941‘Opinions of an Artist: Life and Aims of W.R. Sickert, the English Scene in Paint’, Times Literary Supplement, 20 December 1941.
1942‘Walter Sickert Dead: Famous Artist who despised Public Opinion’, East Anglian Daily Times, 24 January 1942.
1942‘Mr. Richard Sickert: Painter and Etcher’, Times, 24 January 1942.
1943Richard Seddon, ‘The Technical Methods of Walter Richard Sickert’, Apollo, no.38, December 1943, p.173.
1947Philip Hendy, ‘Art – Sickert, Painter and Writer’, Britain Today, no.138, October 1947, pp.32–5.
1947Charles Morgan, ‘An Artist of no Party’, Sunday Times, 29 June 1947, p.3.
1947Benedict Nicolson, ‘Sickert and Camden Town’, Burlington Magazine, vol.93, no.582, September 1951, pp.303–4.
1952Gabriel White, ‘Sickert Drawings’, Image, no.7, Spring 1952, pp.5–47.
1954‘Sickert and Blanche: Double Exhibition at Dieppe’, Times, 10 August 1954.
1954M.H. Lilly, ‘Artist and Camera’, Daily Telegraph, 10 December 1954.
1954Hubert Wellington, ‘With Sickert in Dieppe’, Listener, vol.52, no.1347, 23 December 1954, pp.1110–2.
1957W.T. Oliver, ‘Sickert – Artist of the Revealing Moment’, Yorkshire Post, 24 August 1957.
1957John Russell, ‘Sickert the Unaccountable’, Sunday Times, 8 September 1957.
1957‘Sickert’s Great Theatre of the World: Legacy from Days when he was an Actor’, Times, 18 September 1957.
1958John Russell, ‘Walter Sickert’, Times, 24 September 1958.
1960Terence Mullaly, ‘Reticence of Sickert: Exhibition of Early Works’, Daily Telegraph, 3 March 1960.
1960‘Sickert’s Place among Modern Painters’, Times, 5 April 1960.
1960Phyllis Urch, ‘Remembering Sickert ...’, Lady, 26 May 1960, p.800.
1960Cyril Connolly, ‘Degas of Camden Town’, Times, 29 May 1960.
1960Quentin Bell, ‘Sickert at the Tate Gallery’, Listener, 2 June 1960, p.981.
1960William Gaunt, ‘The Art of Sickert Re-viewed’, Art News & Review, vol.12, no.10, 4 June 1960, pp.1–2.
1960Horace Brodzky, ‘Homage to Sickert’, Antique Dealer and Collector’s Guide, July 1960, pp.34–5.
1960Andrew Forge, ‘The Confident Artist’, Listener, 16 July 1960, pp.1051–2.
1960Wendy Dimson, ‘Four Sickert Exhibitions’, Burlington Magazine, vol.102, no.691, October 1960, pp.438–43.
1961Walter Sickert 1860–1942: Sketch for a Portrait, 10 February 1961, BBC Home Service.
1961Michael Ayrton, ‘Painting of the Month: Sickert’s “Portrait of Israel Zangwill”’, Listener, 15 May 1961, pp.869–70.
1961Ronald Pickvance, ‘Sickert’s Portrait of Zangwill’, Listener, 5 June 1961, pp.1050, 1053.
1961Michael Ayrton, ‘Sickert’s Portrait of Zangwill’, Listener, 29 June 1961, p.1134.
1961Lillian Browse, ‘Sickert’s Portrait of Zangwill’, Listener, 29 June 1961, p.1134.
1961Ronald Pickvance, ‘Sickert’s Portrait of Zangwill’, Listener, 13 July 1961, p.63.
1961Wendy Dimson, ‘Sickert’s Portrait of Zangwill’, Listener, 27 July 1961, pp.138–9.
1961Ronald Pickvance, ‘Sickert’s Portrait of Zangwill’, Listener, 24 August 1961, pp.281–2.
1962Ronald Pickvance, ‘The Magic of the Halls and Sickert’, Apollo, vol.76, no.2, April 1962, pp.107–15.
1962Ronald Pickvance, ‘Sickert at Brighton’, Apollo, vol.77, no.5, July 1962, pp.404–5.
1966F.W. Fenton, ‘Delicacy in Sickert Etchings’, Daily Telegraph, 3 February 1966.
1966Andrew Dempsey, ‘Whistler and Sickert: A Friendship and its End’, Apollo, vol.83, January 1966, pp.30–7.
1967Max Kozloff, ‘Sickert’s Unsentimental Journey’, Art News, April 1967, pp.51–3, 71–2.
1967David Sylvester, ‘Walter Sickert: More about the Englishness of English Art’, Artforum, vol.5, no.9, May 1967, pp.42–5.
1970Wendy Baron, ‘Sickert’s Links with French Painting’, Apollo, vol.91, March 1970, pp.186–97.
1970Lillian Browse, ‘Walter Richard Sickert’, Quarterly of the Auckland City Art Gallery, no.47, September 1970, pp.2–6.
1970William Gaunt, ‘Sickert in Islington’, Times, 9 July 1970.
1971J.W. Goodison, ‘Sickert’s Use of Photography’, Burlington Magazine, vol.113, no.822, September 1971, pp.551–2.
1972Clive James, ‘Sickert Revalued’, Observer, 2 January 1972.
1972‘The Metamorphoses of Sickert’, Times Literary Supplement, 11 February 1972, p.150.
1972Anthony Powell, ‘The Servant of Abraham’, Apollo, vol.95, no.121, March 1972, p.226.
1972Caroline Tisdall, ‘Sickert’, Guardian, 16 March 1972.
1973Christopher Neve, ‘The Camden Town Juvenile Lead: Walter Richard Sickert’, Country Life, vol.153, no.3961, 24 May 1973, pp.1460–1.
1973Raymond Mortimer, ‘The Sickert Touch’, Sunday Times, 27 May 1973.
1973Richard Cork, ‘Now Hysterical, now Dull – Sickert’s Snatched Moments’, Evening Standard, 31 May 1973.
1973Marina Vaizey, ‘Sickert’, Arts Review, June 1973.
1973Ronald Pickvance, ‘Painterly Progress’, New Statesman, 1 June 1973, p.818.
1973Nigel Gosling, ‘Fresh Look at Sickert’, Observer, 3 June 1973.
1973‘Sickert’, Observer Review, 3 June 1973.
1973Denys Sutton, ‘An Enigmatic Artist’, Financial Times, 5 June 1973.
1973Paul Overy, ‘The Novelist Side of Sickert’, Times, 6 June 1973.
1973Frank Auerbach, ‘Homage to Sickert’, Listener, vol.89, no.2307, 14 June 1973, p.807.
1973‘In a Melancholy Mood’, Times Literary Supplement, 29 June 1973, p.742.
1975Richard Morphet, ‘The Modernity of Lake Sickert’, Studio International, vol.190, no.976, July–August 1975, pp.35–8.
1975Paul Overy, ‘The Normandy of Cotman and Sickert’, Times, 29 July 1975.
1975Denys Sutton, ‘Sickert in Love’, Times, 1 May 1975, p.7
1976Peter Conrad, ‘Paint and Grease-Paint’, Observer Review, 9 May 1976.
1976Peter Quennell, ‘Actor into Painter’, Financial Times, 13 May 1976.
1976Geoffrey Grigson, ‘The Best Company’, Guardian, 13 May 1976.
1976Quentin Bell, ‘The Artist in Character’, Times Literary Supplement, 14 May 1976.
1976Anthony Powell, ‘Actor into Painter’, Daily Telegraph, 20 May 1976.
1976Hilary Spurling, ‘Smokescreen’, New Statesman, 21 May 1976.
1976Richard Shone, ‘Disoriented’, Spectator, 22 May 1976.
1976Tom Pocock, ‘Bed-sit, N.W. – by Sickert’, Evening Standard, 25 May 1976.
1976Philip Ziegler, ‘Oily waters’, Times, 3 June 1976.
1976Raymond Mortimer, ‘Sickert: Passionate Observer’, Sunday Times, 13 June 1976.
1977William Gaunt, ‘Sickert the Townsman’, Times, 19 August 1977, p.7.
1977Paul Overy, ‘Sickert’s Affair with the Music Hall’, Times, 28 December 1977, p.5.
1978Michael Shepherd, ‘The Wish to Live’, Sunday Telegraph, 1 January 1978, p.16.
1978William Feaver, ‘Hubby, Marie and Lazarus’, Observer Review, 8 January 1978, p.26.
1978Denys Sutton, ‘Sickert: Master of Mystery’, Financial Times, 21 March 1978, p.21.
1978Louise Collis, ‘Sickert’, Art and Artists, vol.12, no.11, March 1978, pp.26–30.
1978Edward Lucie-Smith, ‘Puritan Puzzle’, Evening Standard, 20 April 1978, p.26.
1978Marina Vaizey, ‘Personal Passion, Public Commitment’, Sunday Times, 7 May 1978, p.37.
1979Neil MacMillan, ‘8 Fitzroy Square: Walter Richard Sickert and the Camden Town Group’, Vanguard, vol.8, no.3, April 1979, pp.6–10.
1979Paul Williams and Godfrey Barker, ‘“£20,000 Sickert” a Fake: Copy of Tate Gallery Painting Withdrawn from Auction’, Sunday Telegraph, 13 May 1979, p.3.
1979Godfrey Barker and Paul Williams: ‘Four Sickerts “disturbingly good fakes”: Slavish Imitation of Brush Marks and Details betrays Forger’, Daily Telegraph, 14 May 1979, p.10.
1979Lt.-Col. Hugh Toye, ‘A True Sickert’, Sunday Telegraph, 20 May 1979, p.13.
1979Anthony Pearce, ‘Sickert and Pearce’, Sunday Telegraph, 3 June 1979, p.7.
1980Wendy Baron, ‘The Perversity of Walter Sickert’, Arts Magazine, vol.55, no.1, September 1980, pp.125–9.
1981Brian Kennedy, ‘Sickert: A Hitherto Untraced Version of “Suspense”’, Burlington Magazine, vol.123, no.944, November 1981, pp.675–6.
1981Richard Shone, ‘Duncan Grant on a Sickert Lecture’, Burlington Magazine, vol.123, no.944, November 1981, pp.671–2.
1981William Packer, ‘Good Old Sickert’, Financial Times, 21 November 1981, p.12.
1981William Feaver, ‘Quite Shameless’, Observer Review, 22 November 1981, p.29.
1981John Russell Taylor, ‘Revelation of Consistency’, Times, 24 November 1981, p.13.
1981Lynda Morris, ‘Sickert’s Legacies’, Listener, 26 November 1981, p.666.
1981John McEwen, ‘Safety First’, Spectator, 28 November 1981, p.30.
1981Max Wykes-Joyce, ‘Sickert, Better Late than Never’, International Herald Tribune, 28–29 November 1981.
1981Frances Spalding, ‘Thrones and Sitters’, Times Literary Supplement, 4 December 1981, p.1416.
1981Richard Cork, ‘Strange Glimpses of Life in the Raw ...’, Standard, 17 December 1981, p.17.
1982Waldemar Januszczak, ‘How Sickert Came Back from the Dead’, Guardian, 8 January 1982, p.10.
1982Nicholas Horsfield, ‘In Praise of Older Artists’, Guardian, 15 January 1982, p.2.
1982Michael Clarke, ‘Paint Force’, Times Educational Supplement, 26 March 1982, p.25.
1982Barbara Acton-Bond, ‘Hindsight’, Christian Science Monitor, 7 June 1982, p.24.
1983‘Costing Oil and Troubled Waters’, Guardian, 9 July 1983, p.9.
1986Frances Spalding, ‘Seeing the Foreseen’, Times Literary Supplement, 9 May 1986, p.501.
1987Quentin Bell, ‘Some Memories of Sickert’, Burlington Magazine, vol.129, no.1009, April 1987, pp.226–31.
1988Anna Gruetzner Robins, ‘Degas and Sickert: Notes on their Friendship’, Burlington Magazine, vol.130, no.1020, March 1988, pp.225–9.
1989Ian Kellgreen, ‘Picture Choice’, Independent, 14 March 1989, p.28.
1989David Lee, ‘The Fertile Decade’, Times, 18 March 1989, p.44.
1989William Feaver, ‘Sic transit gloria mundi’, Observer, 26 March 1989, p.43.
1989Andrew Graham-Dixon, ‘The Elephant Man’, Independent, 28 March 1989, p.16.
1989Martin Gayford, ‘The Visual Poetry of Sickert’, Daily Telegraph, 31 March 1989, p.20.
1990Olivia Browne, ‘Impressions of an English Artist’, Lady, 28 August–3 September 1990, p.405.
1990Richard Cork, ‘Twists and Turns: The Wandering Social Studies of Walter Sickert’, Listener, 30 August 1990, p.32.
1990‘The Many Stages of Sickert’s Progress’, Hampstead & Highgate Express, 7 September 1990.
1991Andrew Lambirth, ‘Sickert: “distance is all”’, Artist’s and Illustrator’s Magazine, January 1991, pp.25–30.
1991Richard Cork, ‘WW1 Sickert Rediscovered’, Art Newspaper, November 1991.
1992James Hyman, ‘A Towering Radical’, R.A. Magazine, Winter 1992, pp.28–30.
1992Bernard Dunstan, ‘An Economy of Means’, R.A. Magazine, Winter 1992, p.31.
1992William Feaver, ‘Slick at Heart’, Observer Magazine, 8 November 1992, pp.46–9.
1992Frank Whitford, ‘Frames of Reference’, Sunday Times Magazine, 15 November 1992.
1992Peter Lewis, ‘Sickert’s Friend in High Places’, Times, 17 November 1992, p.15.
1992Richard Cork, ‘Scenes from a Life filled with Variety’, Times, 20 November 1992, p.31.
1992Colin Wiggins, ‘The Shock of the Nude’, Independent Magazine, 21 November 1992, pp.40–5.
1992Tim Hilton, ‘Mr. Sickert, you ain’t no Degas’, Independent on Sunday, 22 November 1992, p.24.
1992Daniel Farson, ‘Painter to the People’, Mail on Sunday, 22 November 1992, p.37.
1992William Feaver, ‘The Great Unvarnished of Camden Town’, Observer, 22 November 1992, p.62.
1992William Packer, ‘Sickert, the-odd-man-out’, Financial Times, 24 November 1992, p.19.
1992Andrew Graham-Dixon, ‘Snapshots in Paint’, Independent, 24 November 1992, p.16.
1992Richard Dorment, ‘Chronicler of the Mean City Streets’, Daily Telegraph, 25 November 1992, p.16.
1992Waldemar Januszczak, ‘One Step Ahead of the Art Police: Impressionist, Proto-Pop Artist, or Jack the Ripper? Stand up the Real Walter Sickert’, Guardian, 28 November 1992, p.25.
1992Edward Lucie-Smith, ‘Sickert may be Quirky but he’s also Important’, Independent, 29 November 1992, p.24.
1992Peyton Skipwith, ‘Sickert at the RA’, Apollo, December 1992, pp.403–5.
1992Bernard Denvir, ‘Advice from Mr. Sickert’, Artist, December 1992, pp.31–3.
1992Brian Sewell, ‘Bed and Bawdy’, Evening Standard, 3 December 1992, p.29.
1992Giles Auty, ‘From Sick to Sickert’, Spectator, 5 December 1992, pp.53, 55.
1992Sarah Kent, ‘Real Lives’, Time Out, 9–16 December 1992, p.41.
1992Hilton Kramer, ‘Justice to Walter Sickert’, Modern Painters, vol.5, no.4, Winter 1992, pp.10–13.
1993Bernard Dunstan, ‘The Peculiar Pleasure of Paint’, Arts Review, January 1993, pp.34–6.
1993Timothy Hyman, ‘Sickert’s Evasive Blur: From the Fudged Feature to a Weird Discovery’, Times Literary Supplement, 1 January 1993, p.14.
1993Leigh Hatts, ‘Life in Sickert’s London’, Catholic Herald, 22 January 1993.
1993Dalya Alberge, ‘Quick on the Draw’, Independent, 26 January 1993, p.17.
1993Patrick Reyntiens, ‘Galleries’, Tablet, 30 January 1993, p.146.
1994Andrew Stephenson, ‘Buttressing Bohemian Mystiques and Bandaging Masculine Anxieties’, Art History, vol.17, no.2, June 1994, pp.269–78.
1995Stella Tillyard, ‘W.R. Sickert and the Defence of Illustrative Painting’, in Brian Allen (ed.), Towards a Modern Art World, Yale University Press, New Haven and London 1995.
1996Bernard Dunstan, ‘Going too Far’, Spectator, 21 September 1996, p.56.
1998David Peters Corbett, ‘“Gross material facts”: Sexuality, Identity and the City in Walter Sickert, 1905–1910’, Art History, vol.21, no.1, March 1998, pp.45–64.
2000Rose Aldin, ‘Baring Sickert’s Soul’, Evening Standard, 19 May 2000, p.53.
2000William Packer, ‘Moody, Modern and British’, Financial Times Weekend, 20–21 May 2000,
2000Tom Rosenthal, ‘Ennui? Here’s Life on a Plate’, Times Higher Education Supplement, 21 July 2000.
2000Matthew Sturgis, ‘Impressions of a Master Etcher’, Times Literary Supplement, 11 August 2000, p.18.
2001Richard Shone, ‘Busy and Stinging like a Bee’, Spectator, 28 April 2001, pp.44–5.
2001Simon Grant, ‘Stings of the Critic Improper’, Times Literary Supplement, 26 October 2001, p.19.
2001Daniel Jeffreys, ‘Painter was the Serial Killer says Top Crime Writer’, Daily Mail, 7 December 2001, p.23.
2001John Steele, ‘I’m convinced Walter Sickert was the Ripper, says author’, Daily Telegraph, 8 December 2001.
2002Rebecca Daniels, ‘Walter Sickert and Urban Realism: Ordinary Life and Tragedy in Camden Town’, British Art Journal, vol.3, no.2, Spring 2002, pp.58–69.
2002Andrew Graham-Dixon, ‘In the Picture: “Miss Earhart’s Arrival” (1932) by Walter Richard Sickert’, Sunday Telegraph Magazine, 5 May 2002.
2002Rebecca Daniels, ‘The Late Oeuvre of Walter Richard Sickert’, Apollo, October 2002, vol.156, no.489, pp.32–3.
2002Jeremy Laurance, ‘The Author, the Artist and the Ripper: One Woman’s Mission to find the Truth’, Independent, 26 October 2002, p.4.
2002Peter Patterson, ‘Portrait of the Ripper’, Daily Mail, 31 October 2002, p.62.
2002Andrew Anthony, ‘Done up like a Ripper’, Observer Review, 3 November 2002.
2002Matthew Sturgis, ‘Making a Killing from the Ripper’, Sunday Times, 3 November 2002, p.9.
2002Richard Shone, ‘Verdict as Open as Ever’, Spectator, 9 November 2002.
2002Iain Sinclair, ‘Confessions of a Celebrity Stalker’, Evening Standard, 11 November 2002.
2002Lesley McDowell, ‘Ripping Yarns’, Sunday Herald: Seven Days, 24 November 2002.
2004Jonathan Jones, ‘Portrait of a Monster’, Guardian, 12 July 2004, pp.14–15.
2004Michael Glover, ‘The Intriguing Case of an Obsessive Interest in Realism’, Financial Times, 13 July 2004, p.17.
2004R. Campbell Johnson, ‘A Brush with Jack the Ripper’, Times, 14 July 2004, p.12.
2004Richard Dorment, ‘Escape from the Dark Side’, Daily Telegraph, 21 July 2004, p.17.
2004Waldemar Januszczak, ‘The Immediacy of Walter Sickert’s Dark Paintings leaves Waldemar Januszczak Gasping for Breath’, Sunday Times (Culture), 25 July 2004, p.8.
2004Andrew Graham-Dixon, ‘Moments that tell a Long Story’, Sunday Telegraph, 1 August 2004, p.7.
2004Sue Hubbard, ‘Who was Walter the Painter?’, Independent Review, 17 August 2004, pp.12–13.
2004Richard Cork, ‘The Very Painting of Fear: Walter Sickert’s Short-Lived Obsession with Death and the “gross material facts”’, Times Literary Supplement, 10 September 2004, p.16.
2005Frances Spalding, ‘An Audacious Artist Drunk on Life’, Sunday Times (Culture), 16 January 2005.
2005Graham Robb, ‘Slumming it’, Saturday Telegraph, 22 January 2005, p.3.
2005Peter Conrad, ‘Walter de la merde: Scatalogically Obsessed, Sickert Revelled in the Coarse and the Commonplace’, Observer, 30 January 2005.
2005John Stokes, ‘Dandies and Drabs’, Times Literary Supplement, 18 March 2005, pp.10–11.
2005Richard Canning, ‘Portrait of Painter who was not the Ripper’, Independent, 2 February 2005.
2005‘Mind Field: Michael Palin on Walter Richard Sickert’s Brighton Pierrots (1915)’, Tate Etc., no.4, Summer 2005.
2005Sophie Kirkham, ‘Sickert’s Nemesis returns to the Scene’, Guardian, 22 August 2005, p.10.
2005Terry Kirby, ‘Jack and Patricia: The Story of One Woman and an Obsession’, Independent, 23 August 2005, pp.12–13.
2005Nicola Moorby, Review of Matthew Sturgis, Walter Sickert: A Life, British Art Journal, vol.6, no.2, Autumn 2005, p.90.
2006Nicola Moorby, ‘“Poor abraded butterflies of the stage”: Sickert and the Brighton Pierrots’, Tate Papers, issue 5, Spring 2006,
2006Paula Dredge and Richard Beresford, ‘Walter Sickert at Gatti’s: New Technical Evidence’, Burlington Magazine, vol.148, no.1237, April 2006, pp.264–9.
2006Anna Gruetzner Robins, ‘Some Newly Discovered Sketches by Walter Sickert of Gatti’s Hungerford Palace of Varieties’, Burlington Magazine, vol.148, no.1237, April 2006, pp.269–72.
2006Rebecca Daniels, ‘Newly Discovered Photographic Sources for Walter Sickert’s Theatre Paintings of the 1930s’, Burlington Magazine, vol.148, no.1237, April 2006, pp.272–82.
2006James Beechey, Review of Matthew Sturgis, Walter Sickert: A Life, Burlington Magazine, vol.148, no.1237, April 2006, pp.282–3.
2006–7Nicola Moorby, Review of Wendy Baron, Sickert: Paintings and Drawings, British Art Journal, Winter 2006–7, p.84.
2007Tom Rosenthal, Review of Wendy Baron, Sickert: Paintings and Drawing, Independent, 14 January 2007.
2007Tom Lubbock, ‘A Taste for Flesh’, Independent, 22 October 2007, pp.12–13.
2007Waldemar Januszczak, ‘Walter Sickert – Murderous Monster or Sly Self-Promoter?’, Sunday Times (Culture), 4 November 2007, p.20.
2007Michael Glover, ‘Walter’s Peep Show’, Times, 1–7 December 2007, pp.27–9.
2008Tom Lubbock, ‘Noctes Ambrosianae (1906), Walter Sickert, Nottingham Castle Museum’, Independent, 22 February 2008, p.30.
2009Louise Jury, ‘Sex in Venice ... The Making of Sickert’, Evening Standard, 3 March 2009.
2009Brian Sewell, ‘Venice – As You’ve Never seen it Before’, Evening Standard, 6 March 2009, pp.43–4.

How to cite

‘Walter Richard Sickert, Bibliography’, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, Tate Research Publication, May 2012,, accessed 16 April 2024.