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Painter and etcher who was born in Munich, Germany, the son of a Danish-German artist Oswald Adalbert Sickert (1828-1885) and the elder brother of artist Bernard Sickert. The family moved to England in 1868 and after a brief career as an actor in a repertory company, Sickert studied at the Slade, 1881-82 and afterwards worked as an assistant to Whistler. He also attended Heatherley’s School of Fine Art, 1908-12 and again from 1915-18. Sickert went on to become an influential teacher at Westminster School of Art.