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Walter Sickert (1860-1942) Post-Impressionist painter

Walter Richard Sickert🎨 was a British painter🎨 and printmaker who was a member of the Camden Town Group of Post-Impressionist artists in early 20th-century London.
He was an important influence on distinctively British styles of avant-garde art in the mid- and late 20th century.
Sickert was a cosmopolitan and eccentric who often favoured ordinary people and urban scenes as his subjects.
His work includes portraits of well-known personalities and images derived from press photographs. He is considered a prominent figure in the transition from Impressionism to Modernism.

Walter Sickert🎨 | Jack the Ripper's Bedroom, 1907 | Manchester Art Gallery

Sickert took a keen interest in the crimes of Jack the Ripper and believed he had lodged in a room used by the notorious serial killer.
He had been told this by his landlady, who suspected a previous lodger. Sickert did a painting of the room and titled it Jack the Ripper's Bedroom, Manchester Art Gallery. It shows a dark, melancholy room with most details obscured.
For biographical notes by Tate Gallery, London in english and in italian - and other works by Sickert see: