Fine Art Society opens Sickert From Life exhibition

The Fine Art Society presents Sickert From Life an exhibition on view 20 June – 11 July 2013, of fifty works by Walter Sickert (1860 – 1942) which presents a range of work from all periods of Sickert’s career, including paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints.

Walter Sickert (1860-1942), The Façade of St Jacques 1902, Oil on canvas, 51 1/2 x 39 ¾ ins (130.8 x 101.8 cm), courtesy The Fine Art Society.

Walter Sickert (1860-1942), The Façade of St Jacques 1902, Oil on canvas, 51 1/2 x 39 ¾ ins (130.8 x 101.8 cm), courtesy The Fine Art Society.


A group of rare paintings and prints from the 1880s leads to a strong group of paintings of Dieppe, one of his most significant inspirations and the town where he developed a close friendship with Edgar Degas. The show also includes a number of works painted in Venice, including views of St Mark’s, the Rialto bridge.

The exhibition has two etched versions of his masterpiece ‘Ennui’, and a number of theatrical subjects, studies of his favourite haunts, including The Old Middlesex, the Old and New Bedfords and the London Music Hall, Shoreditch. The latest works in the show are Sickert’s Echoes, images derived from Victorian illustrators and reworkings of earlier subjects, celebrated in the exhibition ‘Late Sickert’ at the Hayward Gallery in 1981. These paintings are strikingly modern and still divide opinion. www.faslondon.com

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