Wednesday, February 20, 2008

John Singer Sargent

[self portrait 1906]
[Frederick Law Olmsted, 1895]
[Theodore Roosevelt, 1903]

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. He studied in Italy and Germany, and then in Paris under Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran.

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