Walter Sickert: A Lifeby Matthew Sturgis
Through his art, writing, wit and teaching, Walter Sickert extended the scope of British art. Sturgis, who has written a biography of Aubrey Beardsley and an account of the English decadence movement of the 1890s, draws on many previously untapped sources to provide a fully documented history of Sickert's life, which stretched from the end of the Victorian era to the beginning of World War II. Sturgis also devotes an appendix to refuting the charges made long after Sickert's death that Sickert was Jack the Ripper. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
...Sturgis makes short work of Cornwell’s allegations after fully substantiating his portrait of Sickert as a revered artist whose joie de vivre, “rare power of objective vision,” frankness, and intensity revitalized the British figurative tradition."
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Meet the Author
Matthew Sturgis is a freelance writer and critic who has written art criticism for Harpers & Queen, travel pieces for the Sunday Telegraph and football reports for the Independent on Sunday. He is the author of Passionate Attitudes: The English Decadence of the 1890s, praised by David Profumo in the Literary Review as ‘deft and intriguing’ and by Waldemar Januszczak in the Sunday Times as ‘compelling and racy’, and the highly-praised Aubrey Beardsley. He is married to the gallery owner Rebecca Hossack, and lives in London.
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