|Dates||1860 - 1942|
Son and grandson of painters, Walter Richard Sickert entered London's Slade School of Fine Art to train as a painter in 1881, after a short stage career. He later worked in James McNeill Whistler's studio, preparing Whistler's refined
Returning to London in 1905 after seven years in Dieppe, France, and Venice, Sickert reworked his style, fattening his paint, lightening his palette, and enlarging his pictures. Firmly believing in the collective artistic experience, he co-founded artists' societies and attracted younger admirers, who congregated at his studio. After 1924 Sickert based his paintings on photographs. His vast impact on British art included teaching, writing, and making prints.