Walter Sickert

Standard Name: Sickert, Walter

Connections

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Friends, Associates Edith Sitwell
Beginning her editorship of Wheels, ES made other friendships, including those with Nancy Cunard , Nina Hamnett (whom she describes as generous and courageous), Walter Sickert (whose generosity and sense of fun she celebrates),...
Friends, Associates Virginia Woolf
By the time of the move to Tavistock Square, VW began to socialize more than she had in years. She circulated with Bloomsbury familiars and (re)acquainted herself with Rebecca West , Rose Macaulay ,...
Friends, Associates Nina Hamnett
At this time she began to meet people connected with the modernist movement, like Carrington and Mark Gertler . She met and sat for the sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska , and she also met the painter...
Friends, Associates Nina Hamnett
Having achieved a footing of friendship with Walter Sickert and the others of the Fitzroy Street Group , NH went on through Roger Fry and Vanessa Bell to get to know the members of the...
Friends, Associates Nina Hamnett
She took up old friendships, making visits out of wartime London to Sophie Gaudier-Brzeska in Gloucestershire and Roger Fry at Guildford (where Lady Strachey led the party in evening literary games). She breakfasted regularly with...
Friends, Associates Lady Ottoline Morrell
LOM 's friendships were many and strongly felt. Developed mainly through her salons and other creative associations, they swept in Lytton Strachey , Virginia Woolf , Roger Fry , Joseph Conrad , T. S. and...
Instructor Enid Bagnold
EB began to study art in London with painter Walter Sickert (who helped to establish the Camden Town Group ).
Sebba, Anne. Enid Bagnold: The Authorized Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986.
28-30
Leisure and Society Rebecca West
The pencil portrait that Wyndham Lewis exhibited of Rebecca West in 1932 caused Walter Sickert to call him (in a telegram) the greatest portraitist of this or any other time.
Campbell, Peter. “At the National Portrait Gallery”. London Review of Books, No. 17, p. 12.
12
Leisure and Society Nina Hamnett
Sickert painted her in 1915 or 1916, sitting smoking with Roald Kristian , in a work entitled The Little Tea Party.
Bell, Julian. “So South Kensington”. London Review of Books, No. 18, pp. 27 - 9.
27
Occupation Lady Ottoline Morrell
In 1910 the committee was expanded and renamed the Contemporary Art Society. Its members then included the original four founders, plus Clive Bell and Ottoline's brother Henry Bentinck . 44 Bedford Square functioned as the...
Occupation Nina Hamnett
NH began teaching, on three evenings a week, an evening art class at the Westminster Technical Institute in London, where Sickert had taught until his retirement.
Hooker, Denise. Nina Hamnett: queen of bohemia. Constable and Company Limited, 1986.
120
Hamnett, Nina. Laughing Torso. Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc., 1932.
111
Occupation Nina Hamnett
Sickert took particular interest in her work around 1918, advising her on her painting techniques as well as on the merits of abating her social life (he was concerned that her purposeless excitement was having...
Publishing Ada Leverson
The Yellow Book published AL 's story Suggestion; in the same issue appeared her portrait by Walter Sickert .
Speedie, Julie. Wonderful Sphinx: The Biography of Ada Leverson. Virago, 1993.
80
Burkhart, Charles. Ada Leverson. Twayne, 1973.
74, 158
Residence John Oliver Hobbes
JOH lived the rest of her life with her parents, although she occasionally took rooms on her own, and also travelled frequently. Primarily living and working in the family town house at 56 Lancaster Gate...
Textual Features Virginia Woolf
She classed Sickert as a literary painter, even while admitting that words could not touch or grasp the core of his paintings. Hermione Lee sees Sickert 's paintings of squalid London interiors as a major...

Timeline

1909
Artist Walter Sickert 's series of paintings entitled Camden Town Murder, depicting the murder of a prostitute, revolutionized the British art world.
1911
The Camden Town Group , a group of experimental Post-Impressionist British painters influenced by the work of Walter Sickert , was formed; it excluded women from its membership of sixteen.
November 1933
An exhibition was held of the urban-domestic paintings of modern realist Walter Sickert ; Virginia Woolf attended.
1935
Helena Swanwick (suffragist, pacifist, sister of artist Walter Sickert ) published her memoir I Have Been Young.