About the Artist
Recognized as the leading portraitist in England and the United States
at the turn of the century, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was acclaimed for his
elegant and very stylish depictions of high society. Known for his
technical precocity, he shunned traditional academic precepts in
favor of a modern approach towards technique, color and form, thereby
making his own special contribution to the history of grand manner portraiture.
One of America’s most celebrated painters, his work is represented in
major public collections throughout England, the United States and elsewhere.