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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A Garden in Corfu - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
A Garden in Corfu
A Waterfall - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
A Waterfall
Madame Gautreau - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Madame Gautreau
Blue Gentians - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Blue Gentians
Young Man In Reverie - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Young Man In Reverie
A Street in Venice I - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
A Street in Venice I
Giudecca - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Giudecca
On the Verandah (Ironbound Island, Maine) - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
On the Verandah (Ironbound Island, Maine)
Orestes Pursued By The Furies - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Orestes Pursued By The Furies
Miss Elizabeth Williamson - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Miss Elizabeth Williamson
Peter Harrison Asleep - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Peter Harrison Asleep
On the Canal] - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
On the Canal]

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