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Sickert: A Life in Art exhibtion

Until 27 February 2022 Walker Art Gallery

© Pete Carr

Walter Sickert is one of Britain’s most important and radical artists, with a career spanning six decades. Born in Munich, Germany, he moved to Britain as a child in 1868. As a young artist, he worked as an apprentice to the American painter James Abbot McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) who, along with the French impressionist painter Edward Degas (1834-1917), greatly influenced his early work. 

The exhibition showcases around 100 loaned paintings and 200 drawings. Together, they demonstrate the varied, yet vital, role that drawing played in Sickert’s artistic practice. 

Experience first-hand how Sickert chronicled Britain during a period of rapid change in this memorable exhibition, awarded 5 stars by the Guardian:

 "The Walker's terrific exhibition goes to the jugular of Sickert's tense and stressful art "