John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856 – April 14, 1925) was the most successful portrait painter of his era, as well as a gifted landscape painter and watercolorist. Sargent was born in Florence, Italy to American parents.

Sargent studied in Italy and Germany, and then in Paris under Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran.

Sargent studied with Carolus-Duran, whose influence would be pivotal, from 1874-1878. Carolus-Duran's atelier was progressive, dispensing with the traditional academic approach which required careful drawing and underpainting, in favor of the alla prima method of working directly on the canvas with a loaded brush, derived from Diego Velázquez. It was an approach which relied on the proper placement of tones of paint.



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Nude Egyptian Girl - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Nude Egyptian Girl
Elsie Palmer - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Elsie Palmer
Rosina - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Rosina
Study of Rosina Ferrara - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Study of Rosina Ferrara
A Boat in the Waters off Capri - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
A Boat in the Waters off Capri
Beatrice Townsend - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Beatrice Townsend
General Officers of World War I - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
General Officers of World War I
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose
Madame X (or Madame Pierre Gautreau) - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Madame X (or Madame Pierre Gautreau)
Male Model Resting - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Male Model Resting
Self Portrait - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Self Portrait
Girl Fishing - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Girl Fishing

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