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Artist, actor, social justice warrior, serial killer: the many faces of Walter Sickert

Artist, actor, social justice warrior, serial killer. Laura Gascoigne on the many faces of Walter Sickert

14 May 2022

9:00 AM

14 May 2022

9:00 AM

‘It’s too dark and life is too short,’ was Walter Sickert’s explanation of his decision to leave London in 1898. Separated from his first wife Ellen Cobden and in financial trouble, he did a flit across the Channel to Dieppe.

A magnet for artists in the summer season, the town had long been a popular subject for tourist views.

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Walter Sickert is at Tate Britain until 18 September.

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