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An exhibition of paintings by the elusive Rex Whistler (1905-1944) is on at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler in Mayfair until 14 December to celebrate the publication of a new biography “In Search of Rex Whistler” by Hugh and Mirabel Cecil. The setting of the exhibition is highly appropriate as Sibyl Colefax and Rex Whistler knew one another well; both were great friends of Cecil Beaton and frequently stayed at Ashcombe, his magical house in Wiltshire.

"In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and His Work" by Mirabel Cecil and Hugh Cecil

A Memorial Exhibition of Rex Whistler's works was held in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, from October 12 to December 18, 1960, and in Brighton, January 7 to 28, 1961.  A catalogue of 31 pages was authored by brother Laurence Whistler.

A Memorial Exhibition of Rex Whistler's works was held in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, from October 12 to December and in Brighton, January 7 to A catalogue of 31 pages was authored by brother Laurence Whistler.

The Work of Rex Whistler

The Work of Rex Whistler

"Decoration: Past, Present and Future" by Sarah M Lockwood. Cover illustration by Rex Whistler.

While moving books around, as we so often do, this lovely Rex Whistler cover popped out at us.

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Lucindaville: Edith Olivier

My favorite Edith Olivier book is Country Moods and Tenses. The book features a lovely Rex Whistler cover

'The Lord Fish' by Walter de la Mare. Book cover illustration by Rex Whistler

I don’t remember when I first read this wonderful long short story – 46 pages long in my Faber edition – but it must have bee.

Rex Whistler: set designs for theatre production of 'Pride and Prejudice'

The Dining Room of Plas Newydd painted by Rex Whistler in 1936

The Devoted Classicist: Rex Whistler Murals A detail of Rex Whistler's mural at Plas Newydd.

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