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In search of Rex Whistler : his life & his work

Author: Hugh Cecil; Mirabel Cecil; Rex Whistler
Publisher: [London] : Frances Lincoln Ltd. Publishers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Frances Lincoln edView all editions and formats
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Rex Whistler was one of the most intriguing artists of the interwar years and Hugh and Mirabel Cecil, have tracked down all of his murals, in private collections and on public display.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Rex Whistler; Rex Whistler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Cecil; Mirabel Cecil; Rex Whistler
ISBN: 9780711232303 071123230X
OCLC Number: 788236078
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Childhood, the Slade School, the Tate Gallery, Rome. The young artist --
The Slade School and Professor Tonks --
The Slade School: friendships and first murals, 1924-1925 --
The Daye House: Rex first visits Edith Olivier, 1925 --
Triumph at the Tate Gallery, 1926-1927 --
The late twenties --
The thirties. Sir Philip Sassoon: Port Lympne, 1930-1932, and Trent Park --
Landscapes, 1930-1932 --
Book illustration, 1930-1939 --
The artist and his models: the Dudley Ward sisters, 1933-1934 --
Stage designs --
The artist and his models: the Paget sisters --
From Guinness to greetings telegrams: Rex Whistler and advertising --
Pictorial poetry: murals, 1936-1939 --
New studio, Salisbury and Mottisfont, 1938-1939 --
Artist to tank commander. In the wilderness --
Soldiering --
The awful destruction --
Aftermath.
Other Titles: In search of Rex Whistler, 1905-1944
Responsibility: Hugh & Mirabel Cecil.

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