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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General Lucius Fairchild - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
General Lucius Fairchild
Turkish Woman By A Stream - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Turkish Woman By A Stream
Portrait of Henry James - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Portrait of Henry James
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Madame Helleu - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Madame Helleu
Arab Woman - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Arab Woman
Rio Dei Mendicanti - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Rio Dei Mendicanti
Head of a Neapolitan Boy - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Head of a Neapolitan Boy
Padre Sebastiano - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Padre Sebastiano
Mountain Stream - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Mountain Stream
Mrs. Charles Pelham Curtis - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Mrs. Charles Pelham Curtis
Study For Madame Gautreau Drinking A Toast - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Study For Madame Gautreau Drinking A Toast
Oxen on the Beach at Baia - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Oxen on the Beach at Baia
Mademoiselle Boussenet-Duclos - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Mademoiselle Boussenet-Duclos
Bologna Fountain - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Bologna Fountain
Alberto Falchetti - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Alberto Falchetti
Landscape with Rose Trellis - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Landscape with Rose Trellis
Landscape Near Florence - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Landscape Near Florence
Miss Helen Duinham - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Miss Helen Duinham
Joseph Jefferson - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Joseph Jefferson
Henrietta Reubell - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Henrietta Reubell
The Little Fruit Seller - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
The Little Fruit Seller
Palestine - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Palestine
The Countess of Warwick and Her Son - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
The Countess of Warwick and Her Son

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