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Rex Whistler (Reginald John Whistler) was born on 24 June, 1905 in Eltham, London, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Discover Rex Whistler’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 39 years old?
|Popular As||Reginald John Whistler|
|Age||39 years old|
|Born||24 June 1905|
|Birthplace||Eltham, London, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|
|Date of death||(1944-07-18) Caen, Normandy, France|
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Rex Whistler Height, Weight & Measurements
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Dating & Relationship status
He is currently single. He is not dating anyone. We don’t have much information about He’s past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, He has no children.
Rex Whistler Net Worth
His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Rex Whistler worth at the age of 39 years old? Rex Whistler’s income source is mostly from being a successful . He is from United Kingdom. We have estimated
Rex Whistler’s net worth
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|Net Worth in 2023||$1 Million – $5 Million|
|Salary in 2023||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2022||Pending|
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In 2013, the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum acquired an archive, compiled by Laurence Whistler after Rex’s death, consisting of thousands of drawings, book illustrations, stage and mural designs and other material by Whistler. The museum mounted an exhibition based on this material in the summer of 2013.
Whistler’s death is mentioned in a letter to Alec Guinness in ‘Sir John Gielgud A Life in Letters’, edited by Richard Mangan (Arcade Publishing 2004), p. 75. Gielgud notes that ‘Whistler’s death is a major tragedy’ adding that ‘He wanted to prove that ‘artists can be tough’ and alas, he has done so – but the world is greatly the poorer for his sacrifice’.
A memorial glass engraving by his brother, Laurence Whistler (the Rex prism) was placed at the Morning Chapel at Salisbury Cathedral. Laurence also wrote a biography of his brother The Laughter and the Urn (1985).
Whistler is said to have predicted his own death. Just days before he was killed, he remarked to a friend that he wanted to be buried where he fell, not in a military cemetery. On the night before his death, a fellow officer named Francis Portal came up to him, and they talked for a while. Before they parted, Portal remarked, “So we’ll probably see each other tomorrow evening.” Wistfully, Whistler replied, “I hope so.” He was killed on 18 July 1944, after he left his tank to go to the aid of other men in his unit, killed by a mortar bomb. His body now lies in Section III, Row F, Grave 22 of Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, situated 10 kilometres east of Caen. Reportedly, The Times newspaper received more letters about Whistler’s death than for any other war victim.
When war broke out, although he was 35, Whistler was eager to join the army. He was commissioned into the Welsh Guards as a Second lieutenant in June 1940. He served in the Guards Armoured Division.
His best known work during the early part of his career was for the café at the Tate Gallery, completed in 1927 when he was only 22. He was commissioned to produce posters and illustrations for Shell Petroleum and the Radio Times. He also created designs for Wedgwood china based on drawings he made of the Devon village of Clovelly, and costumes “after Hogarth” for the premiere production of William Walton’s ballet The Wise Virgins, produced by the Sadler’s Wells Company in 1940.
Reginald John “Rex” Whistler (24 June 1905 – 18 July 1944) was a British artist, who painted murals and society portraits, and designed theatrical costumes. He was killed in action in Normandy in World War II. Whistler was the brother of poet and artist Laurence Whistler.
Reginald John Whistler was born in Britain on 24 June 1905, in Eltham, Kent (now part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich), the son of architect and estate agent Henry Whistler and Helen Frances Mary, the daughter of Rev. Charles Slegg Ward, vicar of Wootton St Lawrence, and through her mother a descendant of the goldsmith and silversmith Paul Storr.