John Singer Sargent

1856-1925 America-Born in Florence/mpressionism

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Brief Biography-John Singer Sargent was born in Florence. His parents, who came from Philadelphia, travelled Europe extensively where John picked up drawing while on their journeys. He received his formal tuition in the atelier of the society portraitist Carolus-Duran in Paris. The École des Beaux-Arts admitted him in 1874.
Sargent was to become a leading painter under the influence of his master whom he assisted with painting ceiling decorations in the Louvre; however, the works of Velázquez influenced him most when he went to Spain in 1868. Paris was his home until 1884 when his painting 'Madame Gautreau' caused outrage, and he left for London, settling in Chelsea.
In 1886, he began to visit America where he painted decorations in Boston's Public Library in 1890 and the Museum of Fine Arts in 1916. Throughout his visits, he received numerous portrait commissions. Back in England, the gentry of his time regarded him as the must-have portraitist to portray their status. He was successful in painting society portraits, but he also painted en plein-air, and as he grew older, he became tired of portraiture. In 1918, he spent time in France as an official war artist. He died in England in 1925.

 

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Gassed

Gassed

General Officers

General Officers of the Great War

Golden Sail

Boat with Golden Sail San Vigilio

At Torre Galli

At Torre Galli Ladies in Garden

Boats

Boats

Duke of Marlborough

Duke of Marlborough

Mountain Stream

Mountain Stream

Lady with Rose

Lady with Rose

Pomegranates

POmegranates

Ellen Terry

Ellen Terry as lady Macbeth

Wyndham Sisters

Wyndham Sisters

Lady Agnew

Lady Agnew

Brook

Brook

Behind Salute

Behind Salute

A Street in Venice

A Street in Venice

El Jalero

El Jalero

Florence Torre Galli

Florence Torre Galli

Boy on Rock

Boy on Rock

Campo Dei Gesuiti

Campo Dei Gesuiti

Caspar Goodrich

Caspar Goodrich

Breakfast in Loggia

Breakfast in Loggia

Monet Painting

Claude Monet Painting

Garden in Corfu

Garden in Corfu

Girl Fishing

Girl Fishing

George W Vanderbilt

George Washington Vanderbilt

Glacier Streams

Glacier Streams

Neapolitan Boy

Head of a Neapolitan Boy

Homer Saint Gauden

Homer Saint Gaudens and His Mother

Schooner Catherine

Schooner Catherine Somesville Maine

Sleigh Roberts

Sleigh Roberts 1st Earl Roberts

Horses at Palma

Horses at Palma

Shipping Majorca

Shipping Majorca

Sir Frank Swettenham

Sir Frank Swettenham the First

Sitwell Family

Sitwell Family

Steps of Church

Steps of Church of S S Domenico e Siste in Rome

Street in Arras

Street in Arras

Hospital at Granada

Hospital at Granada

Lancelot Allen

Lancelot Allen

Morning Walk

Morning Walk

Mosquito Nets

Mosquito Nets

Mrs Cazalet-

Mrs Cazalet and Children

Mrs Knowles

Mrs Knowles

Two Girls Fishing

Two Girls Fishing

Mrs Hammersley

Mrs Hugh Hammersley#

Santa Maria-

Santa Maria della Salute

Street in Venice

Street in Venice