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 John Singer Sargent  (1856 - 1925)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts / United Kingdom/Italy      Known for: portrait, figure, landscape and mural painting

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BIOGRAPHY for John Singer Sargent
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Birth
1856 (Florence, Italy)
 
Death
1925 (London, England)

Lived/Active
Massachusetts / United Kingdom/Italy




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portrait, figure, landscape and mural painting

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Impressionists Pre 1940
Painters of Nudes
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Paris Pre 1900
Born in Florence, Italy to a New England doctor and wife, John Singer Sargent became a leading portrait and figure painter of subjects in international society during the Gilded Age. Late in his career, he was a leading proponent of watercolor as a respectable medium for finished work.

His American parents lived in Europe most of their lives and followed the social season between the capital cities. Traveling continuously with his parents, he showed early art talent and was encouraged by (showing 500 of 34922 characters).



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