Sickert: The Painter and His Circle


by Marjorie Lilly. Noyes, $14.00. The author knew Sickert, his work and his family, from 1917 to the painter’s death in 1942. She also knew his friends, pupils, admirers, patrons, and inexplicable hangerson. Among them, this crowd amounted to half of London—the more amusing half, for Sickert was himself a witty, highly intelligent man as well as a notable artist. Miss Lilly’s affectionate, entertaining memoir includes much worthwhile information on painting. Illustrations, unfortunately not in color.