Sunday, May 11, 2014

About this fascination with John Singer Sargent 1856-1925


Sometime in the fall of 1986, I went up to the Whitney Museum, in New York City, to see an exhibit of John Singer Sargent’s (1856 - 1925) work. The expatriate American had been ridiculed for his classic, cloying art, when he was alive. I had seen his paintings here & there before; but this was a huge exhibition, & it was breathtaking. Here were the parasols, the fans, the gardens, & the women by the river. These are paintings I remember seeing then, sort of an indelible memory.


John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Alice Runnels James (Mrs. William lames), 1921



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Catherine Vlasto, 1897



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Group with Parasols (A Siesta), c. 1908-11



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Jane de Glehn in Corfu (In the Garden, Corfu)



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, c. 1892-93



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland, 1904



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Miss Elsie Palmer, 1889-90




John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Miss Helen Dunham, 1892



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children, 1896



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Reading, 1911



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Simplon Pass. The Tease, 1911



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) The Brook, 1907



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati Italy; 1907



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) The Sketchers, 1914

More paintings by John Singer Sargent here.


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