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, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) 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 elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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