Sunday, 12 January 2014

Sargent's Birthday

Today is the birthday of that great American artist John Singer Sargent (12 January 1856 – 14 April 1925). I'm surprised Google hasn't created a Doodle to mark the occasion. Art Daily reminded me. Sergent's output was massive. He created approximately 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolours, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings. His oil painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose in Tate Britain, London, is one of my favourites, demonstrating a masterly use of light. CLICK to visit the ambitiously entitled website John Singer Sargent The Complete Works.


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