|Walter Sickert Self-portrait, 1896|
|The Camden Town Murder, (sometimes know as, What Shall We Do for the Rent), |
1908, Walter Sickert
|Katie Lawrence at Gatti's, 1888, Walter Sickert|
|Ennui, 1913, Walter Sickert|
|Winston Churchill, 1928,|
Later in life, Sickert continued painting common people doing common things (as seen in Ennui) as well as casino and saloon low-life. He also garnered his share of celebrity portraits and admirers, including future British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill (right). When I began researching Sickert, the name caught my eye only because he's said to have given Sir Winston a few painting tips while painting his portrait. Churchill later claimed his own work was influenced by Sickert, who also influenced younger British artists, Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, David Bomberg, and Leon Kossoff. As for Churchill's idol having been Jack the Ripper, that seems to have been just a fantasy of his deep, dark, daring, Sickert imagination. He died in 1942 at the age of 82.