John Singer Sargent 1.12.14 thought of the day


“Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.” — John Singer Sargent

Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau)

Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau)  1883-1884

John Singer Sargent was born on this day in Florence, Italy in 1856. Today is the 158th anniversary of his birth.

Instead of bio, I thought I’d just give you a a mini gallery of his work today. A picture is worth a 1,000 words…

John Singer Sargent A Bedouin Arab

A Bedouin Arab

John Singer Sargent A Capriote

A Capriote

Sargent's painting of Mrs Charles E Inches

Sargent’s painting of Mrs Charles E Inches

Violet Sargent

Violet Sargent

 

If you like Sargent and live near Boston  you should check out the central libraries Sargent Hall (Click Here for a link).

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Freelance writer and graphic designer in Northern Baltimore County. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (travel and local interest stories.) Most recently my non fiction writing has been featured in Mason-Dixon ARRIVE Magazine. As a graphic designer I focus on cover designs and have done a number of designs for books and magazines. Recently I've entered the e-book cover field. I also enjoy working with community organizations and churches to bring their communications to a higher standard. As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one on one lessons to middle and high school students in graphic design and music. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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