Sickert, Walter, 1860-1942

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British painter and etcher.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (4), three with initials : [London], to Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, [1932 June 11]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664366

Walter Sickert, painter and etcher, was born in Munich, Germany, and moved to London, England, with his family in 1868. He studied at the Slade, where he became a pupil of Whistler and later was influenced by Degas. He painted theater and music hall scenes, 1889-1899, did many etchings, and taught at the Westminster Art School until 1918. He is credited with helping to blend French impressionism with English painting styles.

From the description of Walter Sickert note to My dear White, 1891 or 2. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 70669973

British painter.

From the description of Letters, ca. 1898-1914. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79696944

Walter Sickert married Christine Angus in 1911, having divorced his first wife Ellen Cobden in 1899. Christine Angus was the daughter of a Scottish leather merchant and a former pupil at Rowlandson House, the school founded by Sickert. They spent their honeymoon in Dieppe where Sickert sold his house at Neuville and purchased the Villa d'Aumale at Envermeu. When they returned to London they lived in Harrington Square and then Gloucester Crescent, Sickert keeping a room in Mornington Crescent and a studio at Rowlandson House.

In 1914 the outbreak of the war forced them to cut short their annual holiday to Dieppe. Sickert closed Rowlandson House, but held a teaching post at the Westminster Technical Institute, gave private classes, and exhibited with the Camden Town Group. Instead of Dieppe, they spent the summer of 1915 in Chagford and Devon and went to Bath in 1916 and 1917. They moved to Camden Road in 1917.

When the war ended they sold the Villa d'Aumale and purchased the Maison Mouton, formerly a gendarmerie. Christine fell ill not long afterwards, in Dieppe, and they went to London for medical treatment. But in October 1920, having returned to Dieppe, Christine finally died of consumption. Sickert suffered the loss heavily, and for a while lived in Dieppe on his own. Thérèse Lessore, another painter, became close to him and in 1926 they married, living in Islington from 1927.

From the guide to the The papers of Walter Sickert, [1887-1945], (Tate Gallery Archive)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. Library Collection of Study Photographs and Clippings, ca. 1930-2000. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn Max Beerbohm papers, ca. 1882-1949. Houghton Library
creatorOf Sickert, Walter, 1860-1942. Autograph note signed with initials : London, to Mrs. T.J. Cobden Sanderson, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Letters to Sir William Rothenstein from various correspondents, 1900-1945. Houghton Library
referencedIn Sickert, Walter : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
creatorOf Sickert, Walter, 1860-1942. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Flemming, Hugh John, 1899-1982. Correspondence - Art Gallery : 1960. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
referencedIn Patricia Cornwell collection, 1841-1999, 1860-1940 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Earp, Thomas Wade, 1892-. Papers, 1930-1957 Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library
creatorOf Cornwell, Patricia Daniels. Patricia Cornwell collection, 1841-1999 (bulk 1860-1940). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Oral history interview with Henry Varnum Poor, 1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Henry Varnum Poor interview, 1964 [microform]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. Library Collection of Study Photographs and Clippings, ca. 1930-2000. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Henry Varnum Poor interview, 1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Thomson, David Croal, 1855-1930. David Croal Thomson papers, 1879-1931. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Inventory of The Legion Papers: Rare MSS 00149 ., 1927-1935 Cushing Memorial Library,
creatorOf Sickert, Walter, 1860-1942. Autograph letters signed (4), three with initials : [London], to Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, [1932 June 11]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1912-1970 (inclusive), 1912-1954 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn David Croal Thomson papers, 1879-1931 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Sickert, Walter, 1860-1942. Walter Sickert note to My dear White, 1891 or 2. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Sickert, Walter, 1860-1942. Letters, ca. 1898-1914. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Sickert, Walter, 1860-1942. Autograph letter signed : London, to Mrs. T. McNay, 1883 Jan. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf The papers of Walter Sickert, [1887-1945] Tate Gallery Archive
referencedIn Sickert, Walter Richard, 1860-1942 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Administrative records of the London Group, 1913-1989 Tate Gallery Archive
creatorOf Sickert, Walter, 1860-1942. Walter Richard Sickert : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Sickert, Walter, 1860-1942. Autograph letter not signed : St. Peter's, to R. Cobden Sanderson, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Beaux Arts Gallery London corporateBody
associatedWith Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956 person
associatedWith Camden Town Group (act. 1911-1913) corporateBody
associatedWith Cate, Henry. person
associatedWith Cobden-Sanderson, Richard, 1884- person
associatedWith Cobden Sanderson, T. J. (Thomas James), Mrs, person
associatedWith Cornwell, Patricia Daniels. person
associatedWith Earp, Thomas Wade, 1892- person
associatedWith Heron-Allen, Edward, 1861-1943. person
associatedWith Howell, Charles Augustus, 1840?-1890 person
correspondedWith Komisarjevsky, Theodore, 1882-1954 person
associatedWith Marsh, Edward Howard, Sir, 1872-1953. person
associatedWith McNay, T., Mrs, person
associatedWith Minchin, Humphrey Cotton person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pinero, Arthur Wing, Sir, 1855-1934, person
associatedWith Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
correspondedWith Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945 person
associatedWith Sickert Thâeráese person
associatedWith Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith The London Group (founded 1913), artists exhibiting society corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas, Brandon, 1856-1914. person
associatedWith Thomson, David Croal, 1855-1930. person
associatedWith White, Gleeson, 1851-1898, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Subject
Painters--Correspondence
Painting, British--20th century
Art, British
Painting, British--19th century
Arts
Art--British (?)--Reproductions
Etchers--Correspondence
Artists
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Birth 1860-05-31

Death 1942-01-22

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