Reclining Nude,  c. 1905; Charcoalon buff paper; 24.1 cm x 34.3 cm + Sold

Reclining Nude, c. 1905
Charcoal
on buff paper
24.1 cm x 34.3 cm

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Hilda Spong as Imogen Parrott in Trelawney of the Wells,  1898; Oil on boardsigned; 34.5 cm x 25.5 cm + Sold

Hilda Spong as Imogen Parrott in Trelawney of the Wells, 1898
Oil on board
signed
34.5 cm x 25.5 cm

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Walter Richard Sickert

1860
Born in Munich, settling in Notting Hill, London with his family when he was 8.
1975-78
Attended Kings College, London.
1978-81
Acted under the alias ‘Mr Nemo’ in different touring repertory theatre companies.
1979
Meets Ellen Cobden, his future wife, on holiday in Dieppe, France.
1881-82
Attended the Slade School, London, he was taught by Professor of Fine Art Alphonse Legros.
1882
Becomes a pupil and assistant of American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler.
1883
Visited Paris where he met and studied with Edgar Degas.
1885
Married Ellen Cobden and spent the first of many stays in Dieppe whilst travelling in Europe. They spent that winter in Venice, Italy and returned to Dieppe frequently until 1898.
1888
Joined the New English Art Club, Sickert began to paint music-hall interiors, exhibiting in a group exhibition at the Society of British Arts.
1889
Goupil Gallery, London ‘The London Impressionists’ exhibition organised by Sickert and Philip Wilson Steer.
1898-1905
Sickert used Dieppe as his base and also made three visits to Venice where he painted architectural views. Moved to Camden Town, London and starts painting domestic interiors and their inhabitants, famously the ‘L’Affaire de Camden Town’ series of paintings.
1900
Durand-Ruel, Paris - solo exhibition.
1904
Bernheim-Jeune, Paris - first of three solo exhibitions.
1907
A group of painters who met regularly at his studio became known as the Fitzroy Street Group - Gilman, Gore, Rothenstein, Rutherford, Russell. Pissarro, Sands and Hudson join shortly afterwards.
1908
Allied Artist’s Association - founder member.
1908-12
Taught part-time at Westminster School of Art.
1915-18
Over this period (and before) Sickert had his own etching school in Camden Town at various premises in Hampstead Road.
1910-13
The Camden Town Group was formed by Sickert and a number of other artists from the Fitzroy Street Group.
1911
Carfax Gallery, London SW1 - solo exhibitions bi-annually to 1916. Sickert exhibits in the first Camden Town Group exhibition at the Carfax Gallery. The Camden Town Group became the London Group.
1914
Sickert resigns from both the Fitzroy Street Group and the London Group.
1915
Acquires Whistler’s old studio at 8 Fitzroy Street.
1917-18
Because of WW1 Sickert was unable to visit Europe and decided to live in Bath, Somerset.
1919-22
Lived in Dieppe.
1922
Lived at Islington, London.
1924
Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers.
1926-34
Married third wife, painter Therese Lessore and settled back in England.
1926
Taught at the Royal Academy Schools.
1927-29
President of the Royal Society of British Artists.
1929
Leicester Galleries, London - Retrospective exhibition. Lefevre Gallery, London - exhibited with The East London Group.
1931
Beaux Arts Gallery, London - solo exhibition and in ’32, ’33 and ’35.
1933
Agnew’s, London - solo exhibition.
1934
Elected RA, resigned 1935.
1934-38
Lived in Thanet, Kent.
1938
Moved to Bathampton, near Bath.
1941
National Gallery, London - Retrospective exhibition: ‘Paintings, Drawings and Prints of Walter Richard Sickert’.
1942
Died at Bathampton.
Temple Newsam, Leeds - Retrospective exhibition.
1949
Arts Council, London - solo exhibition.
1953
Arts Council, Edinburgh - solo exhibition.
1957
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield - solo exhibition.
1960
Tate Gallery, London / Agnew’s, London - Arts Council Centenary Loan exhibition, touring.
1968
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide - solo exhibition.
1981
Arts Council, London, Hayward Gallery - ‘Late Sickert, Paintings 1927 - 1942.
1989
Tate Gallery, Liverpool - solo exhibition.
1992
Royal Academy, London - Retrospective exhibition ‘Sickert: Paintings’.
2005
Tate Gallery, London - group exhibition ‘Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec’.
2007
Courtauld Institute of Art, London - ‘Walter Sickert: The Camden Town Nudes’.

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