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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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Repose - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Repose
Venetian Canal Scene - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Venetian Canal Scene
Landscape Near Florence - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Landscape Near Florence
Dorothy Vickers - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Dorothy Vickers
Oxen on the Beach at Baia - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Oxen on the Beach at Baia
Alberto Falchetti - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Alberto Falchetti
Head of a Neapolitan Boy - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Head of a Neapolitan Boy
Street in Arras - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Street in Arras
Church of St. Stae, Venice - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Church of St. Stae, Venice
Sir William Hedworth Williamson, 10th Baronet - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Sir William Hedworth Williamson, 10th Baronet
Campo San Agnese, Venise - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Campo San Agnese, Venise
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
Crashed Aeroplane - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Crashed Aeroplane
Mademoiselle Boussenet-Duclos - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Mademoiselle Boussenet-Duclos
Gitana - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Gitana
Arab Woman - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Arab Woman
The Simplon - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
The Simplon
Mrs. Charles Pelham Curtis - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Mrs. Charles Pelham Curtis
Mrs. Henry White - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Mrs. Henry White
Simplon Pass: The Tease - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Simplon Pass: The Tease
Padre Sebastiano - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Padre Sebastiano
Portrait of Mrs. Elliott Fitch Shepard (or Margaret... - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Portrait of Mrs. Elliott Fitch Shepard (or Margaret...
Henrietta Reubell - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Henrietta Reubell
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