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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Ponte San Giuseppe di Castello, Venice - John Singer Sargent -
Ponte San Giuseppe di Castello, Venice
Breakfast in the Loggia - John Singer Sargent -
Breakfast in the Loggia
Nonchaloir (or Repose) - John Singer Sargent -
Nonchaloir (or Repose)
Emily Sargent - John Singer Sargent -
Emily Sargent
Madame Roger-Jourdain - John Singer Sargent -
Madame Roger-Jourdain
Garden Study of the Vickers Children - John Singer Sargent -
Garden Study of the Vickers Children
Boston Public Library - John Singer Sargent -
Boston Public Library
The Duchess of Portland - John Singer Sargent -
The Duchess of Portland
Studies of Aphrodite for
Studies of Aphrodite for "Aphrodite and Eros"
Ruth Sears Bacon - John Singer Sargent -
Ruth Sears Bacon
Alice Vanderbilt Shepard - John Singer Sargent -
Alice Vanderbilt Shepard
The Breakfast Table - John Singer Sargent -
The Breakfast Table

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