Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy Belated Birthday to John Singer Sargent

In this image: Patrons look at "A Street in Venice," an oil painting by John Singer Sargent at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles.

John Singer Sargent (12 January 1856 - 14 April 1925) was an American artist, considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocations of Edwardian aristocrats.

During his career, he created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings. His oeuvre documents worldwide travel, from Venice to the Tyrol, Corfu, the Middle East, Montana, Maine, and Florida.

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