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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Jerusalem - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Jerusalem
Almina, Daughter of Asher Wertheimer - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Almina, Daughter of Asher Wertheimer
Portrait of Mrs. Elliott Fitch Shepard (or Margaret... - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Portrait of Mrs. Elliott Fitch Shepard (or Margaret...
Boboli - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Boboli
Campo Dei Gesuiti - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Campo Dei Gesuiti
Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain
Charles Stewart, Sixth Marquess of Londonderry, Carrying... - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Charles Stewart, Sixth Marquess of Londonderry, Carrying...
General Lucius Fairchild - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
General Lucius Fairchild
Mrs  Ralph Curtis - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Mrs Ralph Curtis
Sketching On The Giudecca - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Sketching On The Giudecca
Flotsam and Jetsam - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Flotsam and Jetsam
Mary Turner Austin I - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Mary Turner Austin I
Palmettos - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Palmettos
Simplon Pass: The Tease - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Simplon Pass: The Tease
Turkish Woman By A Stream - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Turkish Woman By A Stream
Open Doorway Morocco - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Open Doorway Morocco
Valdemosa, Majorca: Thistles and Herbage on a Hillside - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Valdemosa, Majorca: Thistles and Herbage on a Hillside
Crashed Aeroplane - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Crashed Aeroplane
Santa Maria della Salute IV - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Santa Maria della Salute IV
Bringing Down Marble from the Quarries in Carrara - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Bringing Down Marble from the Quarries in Carrara
Villa Torlonia Fountain - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Villa Torlonia Fountain
Frances Sherborne (Fanny) Ridley Watts - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Frances Sherborne (Fanny) Ridley Watts
Hylda, Daughter of Asher and Mrs. Wertheimer - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Hylda, Daughter of Asher and Mrs. Wertheimer
Court of Myrtles in the Alhambra - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Court of Myrtles in the Alhambra

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