Walter Sickert, the prominent English post-Impressionist painter, was also a unique and highly perceptive writer about a wide variety of matters connected to the world of art. His pungent and vivid reflections range from long meditations on Whistler’s work and influence to the medium of etching, to explorations into the work of such artists as Manet, Cézanne, Doré, Pissarro, and many others. This book has all the honesty and lucid observation that mark only the essential artists’ documents.
A Free House was collected and edited by Sir Osbert Sitwell, who also provides an unforgettably comic, razor-sharp introductory memoir of the painter and his works.
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Walter Richard Sickert was born in Munich, Germany, in 1860. He would become an important influence on British avant-garde art of the twentieth century.
Deborah M. Rosenthal is Consulting Editor for the series. She is a painter who has shown in New York and nationally during the past twenty-five years. For her writing on art in many journals, including Art in America and Modern Painters, she won an NEA Critic’s Grant. She is Professor of Fine Arts in the School of Fine and Performing Arts of Rider University.
Sir Osbert Sitwell, born in London in 1892, was an English writer and baronet.
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