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John Singer Sargent

 (1856 - 1925)
John Singer Sargent was active/lived in Massachusetts / United Kingdom, Italy.  John Sargent is known for portrait, figure, landscape and mural painting.

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Artist Bulletins for John Singer Sargent

14 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Cartoon of Gabriel
Charles Ruppert (02/09/2010)
My wife and I have a small signed sketch by Sargent, charcoal and white gouache, of a child with wings and trumpet - Gabriel - entering through a rectangular niche. We believe this to be a cartoon for a mural, but we have not yet located the mural itself, which we would love to see. Any information on a mural containing Gabriel would be gratefully received. Charlie and Jen.

Sargent's pallet
Edward N. Carson (04/23/2009)
I have been doing research on JSS and came across a list of the colors he used in a book published in 1933. Most of the colors are easy to identify but I am puzzled by two entries: Blanc d' Argent (which I believe is flake white and the other entry is "Chromes (Pale and Orange)." Would anyone be able to assist? Thank you,

Paul Halieu sketching with his wife (1889)
claudia (09/09/2008)
Why do you think that in the painting named above, Sargent uses an overall composition on a key geometric form to heighten the particular feelings he wishes to convey

Chase painting of Sargent
Johnny Wright (06/12/2008)
The recently released book William Merritt Chase-Portraits in Oil has a portrait titled Man Holding a Cigar. I have been told this was his friend John Singer Sargent. I would appreciate any info on this painting and the question of this possibility. Thanks.

Singer Sargent purchased 1946
Susan Bresler (04/24/2008)
My grandmother purchased a signed painting by JSS at an auction of major artworks by Edward Bowes in 1946. It is a rather bizarre painting signed by John Singer Sargent "to my friend St.? "in 1923. I believe it says St. Benet. The auction catalogue says St. Bressart (there aren't even that many letters in the name) It is a dark painting with 5 or 6 figures. One is a statuesque north africa/moroccan woman, one is english, one is french, one is venetian carnivale (maybe). The committee now says they won't include it in the catalogue without a specific reason. We are trying to find information about the painting. Thank you,

Real Hosea sketch or reproduction?
Joy (02/10/2008)
I purchased what I believed to be a sketch of a man in a cloak. After doing some research, I have discovered that it is "Hosea" by John Singer Sargent. I initally believed this was a sketch done prior to his mural of The Frienze of Prophets, but now I am reading that many reproductions were made of "Hosea". How do I know whether or not my piece is an authentic sketch or a reproduction? I would appreciate any advice. Thank you!

Photo by Edith Adeline Sargent
joe (04/21/2007)
Im looking for info on Edith. I have a photo taken in Rome from 1916. It was framed by C.E. Cobb from Boston MA. If anyone has info please let me know

John Singer Sargent
Kristen (08/27/2005)
I am looking for information re: John Singer Sargent and his painting of the Frieze of the Prophets - specifically Hosea. Would he have been living in London at the time he was doing figure studies and if so was he still teaching at the Royal Academy?

american impressionism
reem (01/29/2005)
"Hi I'm working on my MASTER research which is interested in the influnces of French Impressionism in the American artists. Would you please help me about the special features of the American Impressionism ? I would like to know if these American artists JOHN WHITE ALEXANDER, JAMES WHISTLER, FRANK W . BENSON, MARY CASSATT, JOHN SINGER SARGENT, JULIAN ALDEN WEIR, JOHN HENRY TWACHTMAN, CHILDE HASSAM William Merritt Chase had been influenced by certain French Impressionists . What were the kinds of influences such as techniques and so on? What were the differences between the American Impressionism and the French? And what were the similarities between them? thank you for your time Reem Khairy

John Singer Sargent
Susan Duke (01/29/2005)
I am editing a book by Margaret Collyer RA, who mentions John Sargent as a benefactor as well as an artist, in particular with reference to an artist, Katherine Willis, RA, who died of tuberculosis. I think the date would have been about 1900. If anyone knows any thing that can be added to this story, I would be grateful. Susan Duke

Portrait of Charles Giron by John Sargent
Brigitte Monti (06/24/2004)
Who can tell me where the portrait of Charles Giron by John Sargent is located? Thank you B. Monti

Balfour Portrait News
Webb (07/24/2002)
The Times Online--London-reported the following story today: "...The National Art Collections Fund increased its grant by more than £125,000 to £277,000, meeting a shortfall for the £900,000 the National Portrait Gallery needed for a portrait of Arthur Balfour by John Singer Sargent....The 1908 picture of one of the pivotal figures in British politics from the late 1880s to the late 1920s had hung in the Carlton Club since its commission, but would have had to go to an unnamed American dealer if last Friday’s deadline had not been met...The work was one of the last great full-length Sargent portraits left in private hands in Britain... Commissioned by subscription from Carlton Club members in 1908, three years after the Earl of Balfour had stepped down as Prime Minister, the portrait had remained at the club since."

Sargent's "Madame X"; or, Assertion and Retreat in Woman
Arnold Perey, Ph.D. (06/18/2002)
I hope everyone interested in John Singer Sargent visits this very important paper by Lynette Abel. It is one of the finest critical writings on Sargent and it shows the relation of art and life in a new and exciting way. Abel's basis is the philosophy Aesthetic Realism, founded by the great poet and critic Eli Siegel. The URL is

john singer sargent family
Darren Camilleri (10/15/2001)
I would like to know about Dr Fitzwilliam Sargent, John Singer Sargent's father. If anyone knows where Dr Fitzwilliams' father was born and who his siblings and parents were.Also did they come out to America from England or was Dr Fitzwilliam's father born in America. any help would be gratefully appreiciated its for a study thank you.there is very little information about his family in Australia.

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