Pallant House Gallery is presenting its major summer exhibition, Sickert in Dieppe, which explores how the picturesque French seaside town of Dieppe proved to be such a formative setting for British painter Walter Sickert (1860 – 1942). The exhibition demonstrates the artist’s vivid interest in everyday life in Dieppe, to which he was a regular visitor for over four decades and a permanent resident from 1898 – 1905. Over 80 paintings, prints, preparatory drawings, etchings, and archival materials show Sickert’s breadth of subject matter – the town’s architecture, harbour and fishing quarter, shops, café culture and inhabitants – whilst charting the development of his pictorial technique during this period. From the middle of the 1800s to the outbreak of the First World War Dieppe was a hugely fashionable seaside resort that attracted many British artists and writers; Oscar

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