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John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), Portrait and landscape painter and muralist

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 72 portraits
John Singer Sargent, the son of an American doctor, was born in Florence. He studied painting in Italy and France and in 1884 caused a sensation at the Paris Salon with his painting of Madame Gautreau. The scandal persuaded Sargent to move to England and over the next few years he established himself as the country's leading portrait painter. He made several visits to the USA where as well as portraits he worked on a series of decorative paintings for public buildings such as the Boston Public Library (1890) and the Museum of Fine Arts (1916).

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The Alma-Tadema Banquet

by Fradelle & Young
carbon print, 4 November 1899
NPG x19022


John Singer Sargent

by James E. Purdy
sepia matte print on card mount, 1903
NPG x11845


John Singer Sargent

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 12 January 1907
NPG Ax7779


John Singer Sargent

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pen and ink and black crayon, circa 1925
NPG D6612a