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Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942) was an artist of prodigious creativity. For sixty years, in his roles as painter, teacher, and polemicist, he was a source of inspiration and influence to successive generations of British painters. With his roots in the Victorian era, Sickert broke all taboos. He was uncompromisingly truthful, revealing beauty in the squalid as in the sublime: in cockney music halls, the crumbling streets of Dieppe, the grand sites of Venice, and the low-life of Camden Town. Decades before Warhol, he exploited the potential of photo-based imagery and of studio production lines to create iconic portraits of the grandees of theatrical, social, and political life. This catalogue is divided into two parts: essay chapters describe Sickert's chronology in terms of stylistic and technical development, and a fully illustrated catalogue presents more than 2800 drawings and paintings, many of which have never been published before.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300111293
ISBN-10: 0300111290
Format: Hardback
(311mm x 248mm x 42mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Wendy Baron

Wendy Baron was formerly director of the British Government Art Collection. She is co-author of Sickert: Paintings, published by Yale University Press.

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