Walter Richard Sickert

Walter Richard Sickert was born in Munich on May 31, 1860. His mother was an English woman, his father a Danish artist employed in Germany as an illustrator on a comic journal. In 1868 the family settled in England. When Sickert left school at the age of 17 he wished to paint but, discouraged from this by his father, turned instead to the stage. In 1881, however, after four years of small parts under Henry Irving and other well known actors, he entered the Slade Art School in London.


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