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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Lady Agnew - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Lady Agnew
A Street In Venice - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
A Street In Venice
Ena and Betty, Daughters of Asher and Mrs. Wertheimer - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Ena and Betty, Daughters of Asher and Mrs. Wertheimer
Mrs. Waldorf Astor (Nancy Langhorne) - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Mrs. Waldorf Astor (Nancy Langhorne)
Fumee D'Ambris Gris - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Fumee D'Ambris Gris
A Parisian Beggar Girl - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
A Parisian Beggar Girl
A Bedouin Arab - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
A Bedouin Arab
A Study of Architecture, Florence - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
A Study of Architecture, Florence
Margaretta Drexel, Countess of Winchilsea and Nottingham - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Margaretta Drexel, Countess of Winchilsea and Nottingham
El Jaleo - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
El Jaleo
The Wyndham Sisters - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
The Wyndham Sisters
Helen Dunham - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Helen Dunham

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