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John Singer Sargent Art

American, 1856-1925

(American, 1856-1925) The most sought-after society portraitist of his time, as well as a highly accomplished painter of landscapes and genre scenes, Sargent was born in Florence to well-to-do American parents. The French-trained Sargent depicted his sitters with a bravura brushstroke and a degree of originality that were highly progressive at the time. As a result, he enjoyed critical notice and important patronage, but also weathered some controversy. Though he spent most of his life abroad, his American ties brought him numerous portrait commissions as well as important commissions for the mural programs at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and the Boston Public Library.

Sargent's works, whether in oil, watercolor, or charcoal, are marked with naturalness and a distinct sense of immediacy due to his remarkable technical facility as an artist. Whether monumental portraits or casual outdoor scenes, his works possess a freshness and fluidity seldom matched in any era. Sargent spent much of his free time painting and sketching outdoors, and his landscapes, architectural, and subject pictures -- influenced by his friendship with Claude Monet and frequently executed in watercolor -- depict the various locations he visited, including Italy, rural England, Giverny, the Mediterranean, northern Africa, and the Alps. The artist devoted a large portion of his late career to his mural projects, and also served as a war artist during World War I.

(Biography provided by Adelson Galleries)
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Artist: John Singer Sargent
Studies for Medusa
By John Singer Sargent
Located in New York, NY
This is a study for the body of Medusa in Perseus on Pegasus Slaying Medusa, 1922-25, the mural panel installed on the ceiling side aisle of the Huntington Avenue stairway at the Mus...
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1920s American Impressionist John Singer Sargent Art

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Garland Studies I
By John Singer Sargent
Located in New York, NY
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1920s American Impressionist John Singer Sargent Art

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Figure Study For 'Science'
By John Singer Sargent
Located in New York, NY
This charcoal drawing is a preliminary study for the figure of Science, the subject that comprises the far right panel above the entrance to the library at the Museum of Fine Arts, B...
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1920s American Impressionist John Singer Sargent Art

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Figure Bending Over
By John Singer Sargent
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Inscribed at lower left: JS 220 Our drawing is also referred to as Young Boy Adjusting His Sandal, and is illustrated in the catalogue for Sargent's 1928 exhibition of drawings at G...
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Study for Apollo and the Muses
By John Singer Sargent
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This is a figure and head study for the extreme right figure depicted in Apollo and the Muses, one of the magnificent ovals decorating the dome of the rotunda of the Museum of Fine A...
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1920s American Impressionist John Singer Sargent Art

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Mural Study, Male Nude
By John Singer Sargent
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