Matthew Sturgis: Sickert

Walter Sickert (1860-1942) was an artist who believed passionately in the importance of drawing.

It stood at the heart of his artistic practice - as both a painter and a printmaker. He was constantly engaged in a quest to discover the best method of drawing. As the pupil of Whistler, the friend of Degas, the sometime painting-tutor of Aubrey Beardsley - he drew on rich sources for his inspiration. He wrote constantly about his ideas, his theories, his discoveries, his pet-hates and his pet enthusiasm. Matthew Sturgis, who wrote an acclaimed biography of Sickert, will give a full and discursive account of Sickert's theories and practices - and love - of drawing.