John Singer Sargent, his portrait

  • 309 Pages
  • 4.85 MB
  • English
Barrie & Jenkins , London
Sargent, John Singer, -- 1856-1925, Painters -- United States -- Biog
StatementStanley Olson.
LC ClassificationsND237.S3 O4 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination309 p., [32] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22484075M
ISBN 100712635025

Internationally known for his portraits of the rich, the royal, and the famous, expatriate American artist John Singer Sargent () was a workaholic with a prodigious output of some portraits and watercolors and murals in Boston and by: 7.

Quite simply, this is a stunner, a book as satisfyingly extravagant as a Sargent portrait." —Christian Science Monitor "John Singer Sargent by Carter Ratcliff is that rare beast, a truly lively, tangy biography of an artist, with layouts and reproductions that do the paintings proud." —Newsday/5(52).

I've read most of the books on Sargent and find John Singer Sargent: His Portrait by the late Stanley Olson, John Singer Sargent finest. Olson presented the man in all his complex colors and did not attempt to psychoanalyze him as so many later biographers have.

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Olson's careful /5. John Singer Sargent became one of the most sought-after artists at the turn of the last century. Commissions rose for his lavish oil portraits but, as he wrote to a friend in“I abhor and.

John Singer Sargent, An Artist in His Studio, ca. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund, () Museum of.

John Singer Sargent (Janu – Ap ) John Singer Sargent (Janu – Ap ) was the most successful portrait painter of his era, as well as a gifted landscape painter and t was born in Florence, Italy to American parents.

Sargent studied in Italy and Germany, and then in Paris under Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran. A ""curious"" (to use one of Sargent's favorite words) portrait of the man James McNeill Whistler called ""a sepulchre of dullness and propriety."" The remark may have been prompted as much by Whistler's need to maintain his reputation for waspishness as by jealousy of an immensely successful rival.

Whatever the cause, from the evidence contained in Olson's biography (the first in 30 years. “Portrait of His portrait book James” and “Self-portrait” by John Singer Sargent.

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Accents and Features. Until almost at the end there were no features or accents, simply a solid shape growing out of and into a background with which it was one. from the book, John Sargent, by the Hon. Evan Charteris, K. C., published by Scribner’s & Sons in The book also contains many letters to and from Sargent, and fascinating anecdotes about Sargent’s personal life.

As of this writing, this book is out of print. If you admire Sargent and his work then tracking down a used copy isFile Size: 4MB. John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal Through May 31 at the National Portrait Gallery. Boston’s Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent Through May 17.

Get this from a library. John Singer Sargent, his portrait. [Stanley Olson] -- The definitive biography of one of America's greatest painters is reissued to celebrate several upcoming national exhibitions of Sargent's work.

In this meticulous and witty work, Stanley Olson. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for John Singer Sargent, His Portrait by Stanley Olson (, Book, Illustrated) at the best online. A Panorama of the Gilded Age, Seen Through Sargent’s Art. John Singer Sargent’s portrait of Elsie Palmer, – In that book, Lucey also took us through the life and poshly hard.

JOHN SINGER SARGENT BOOK: Page 04 / Sargent's Life through his writing, paintings and drawings. John S. Sargent. His two pictures in the Salon of were singled out by the critics for unqualified praise. "Before the portrait" {Mrs.

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Austin), Jules Comte wrote, "one does not know which to admire most, the simplicity of the means which. A two-pronged task, it requires great technical skill and an intuitive eye. In both these respects, John Singer Sargent stands out as a portrait artist of major stature.

Born in in Florence of American parents, Sargent showed artistic aptitude at an early age and was enrolled at the Academia delle Belle Arti in that city.1/5(1).

Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Olson, Stanley. John Singer Sargent, his portrait. London ; New York: Macmillan,   John Singer Sargent (–) was one of the greatest portrait artists of his time. While he is best known for his powerful paintings, he largely ceased painting portraits in and turned.

John Singer Sargent’s Drawings Bring His Model Out of the Shadows Sketches by the great portraitist, shown together for the first time, illuminate the contribution of his African-American muse.

When John Singer Sargent unveiled his portrait of a woman in black, Paris society was scandalised. But Manet had already painted a nude prostitute. So why all the fuss. By Jonathan Jones. John Singer Sargent, His Portrait Stanley Olson, Author St.

Martin's Press $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. Sargent at Bway; Buy this book. John Singer Sargent (; Janu – Ap ) was an American artist, considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocations of Edwardian era luxury. [1] [2] During his career, he created roughly oil paintings and more than 2, watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings.

His oeuvre documents worldwide travel, from Venice to the. Most artists are familiar with the American painter John Singer Sargent. As Wikipedia states, Sargent was "considered the 'leading portrait painter of his generation' for his evocations of Edwardian era luxury.

During his career, he created roughly oil paintings and more than 2, watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal. John Singer Sargent, his portrait Item Preview remove-circle Photographers, Biography & Autobiography, Biography / Autobiography, Biography/Autobiography, Sargent, John Singer,Sargent, John Singer, Painters, Biographie, Biografie Publisher New York: St.

Martin's Press Internet Archive Language English. Includes Pages:   John Singer Sargent, George W. Vanderbilt (), oil on canvas, The Tapestry Room in The Biltmore House, Asheville, North Carolina. What a surprising portrait.

I love the shockingly bright red pages of the book, a color that would only be repeated, more muted, in the lips and in the shadows above the eyelids. The book is called John Singer Sargent: The Sensualist.

It includes reproductions of drawings of naked men that Sargent never exhibited in his lifetime but kept together in an album. The drawings 3/5. The women who captured John Singer Sargent’s attention or Queen to her friends.

Sargent’s portrait of her, “Miss Elsie Palmer” (), is a true anomaly in his oeuvre: an. American artist John Singer Sargent is considered the leading portrait painter of his generation.

Through specific details about his life and photos of his work, readers will learn about Sargent and the changing times in which he lived, developing a deeper appreciation of his work. John Singer Sargent: His Portrait by Stanley Olson – Paperback: pages; St. Martin''s Griffin ( ) Like a suave butler polishing the egos of his wealthy patrons and sitters, Sargent turned out portraits varying greatly in quality, notes Olson.

John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, ; Complete Paintings: Volume IV by Richard Ormond, Elaine Kilmurray, and Warren Adelson (Hardcover - ) Buy new: $ $ All the Richard Ormond books are very good - might be the best but I have not seen everything.

there is a trilogy of portrait books that Ormond put. His reputation, according to Kornhauser, is undergoing a radical re-evaluation. "John Singer Sargent, beyond being the most talented and celebrated portrait painter of his day, I.

Lady Helen’s official portrait was not the first time under Sargent’s gaze. Many preliminary charcoal sketches were also created (Fig.

2). In their book John Singer Sargent: Venetian Figures and Landscapes (), authors Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray provide some insight into Lady Helen Vincent, Viscountess D’Abernon. John Singer Sargent, (born JanuFlorence, Italy—died ApLondon, England), Italian-born American painter whose elegant portraits provide an enduring image of Edwardian Age wealthy and privileged on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean came to his studio in London to be immortalized.

Sargent was reared abroad and first saw the United States in.John Singer Sargent, the son of an American doctor, was born in Florence in He studied painting in Italy and France and in caused a sensation at the Paris Salon with his painting of Madame Gautreau.

Exhibited as Madame X, people complained that the painting was provocatively erotic.