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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Madame Gautreau Drinking A Toast - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Madame Gautreau Drinking A Toast
Oyster Gatherers Of Cancale - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Oyster Gatherers Of Cancale
Lady Speyer (Leonora von Stosch) - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Lady Speyer (Leonora von Stosch)
Head of a Capri Girl - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Head of a Capri Girl
Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth (sketch) - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth (sketch)
On the Grand Canal - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
On the Grand Canal
The Marlborough Family - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
The Marlborough Family
A Boating Party - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
A Boating Party
Carolus-Duran - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Carolus-Duran
Two Women Asleep In A Punt Under The Willows - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Two Women Asleep In A Punt Under The Willows
Cashmere - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Cashmere
Italian Girl with Fan - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org
Italian Girl with Fan

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