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Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition - de Young Museum
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John Singer Sargent (American, b. Italy,
1856–1925), “The Sketchers,”1913. Oil on
canvas. 22 × 28 in. Virginia Museum of Fine
Arts, the Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
© Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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"Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition" at the de Young Museum
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"Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition" at the de Young Museum
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A popular society portraitist and landscape painter, John Singer Sargent was born in Florence to wealthy American parents. He studied painting in France, where he enjoyed both critical acclaim and important patronage. Although he spent most of his time in Europe, he frequently accepted commissions from collectors in the United States. Whether rendered in oil, watercolor, or charcoal, Sargent’s works are characterized by naturalism, lively mark-making, and a sense of immediacy. Influenced by his friendship with Claude Monet, Sargent loved working en plein air, depicting the various places he traveled, including Italy, rural England, Giverny, the Mediterranean, northern Africa, and the Alps. During his later years, Sargent completed several mural projects, as well as working as an artist-correspondent during World War I.

Collected by major museums
Tate, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2017
American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and SargentPhiladelphia Museum of Art
Henry James and American PaintingIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum
2015
Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Expositionde Young Museum
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The Sketchers, 1913

Oil on canvas
22 × 28 in
55.9 × 71.1 cm
.
Location
San Francisco
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John Singer Sargent (American, b. Italy,
1856–1925), “The Sketchers,”1913. Oil on
canvas. 22 × 28 in. …

Medium
Signature
"Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition" at the de Young Museum
Series
"Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition" at the de Young Museum
Image rights
Image courtesy of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

A popular society portraitist and landscape painter, John Singer Sargent was born in Florence to wealthy American parents. He studied painting in France, where he enjoyed both critical acclaim and important patronage. Although he spent most of his time in Europe, he frequently accepted commissions from collectors in the United States. Whether rendered in oil, watercolor, or charcoal, Sargent’s works are characterized by naturalism, lively mark-making, and a sense of immediacy. Influenced by his friendship with Claude Monet, Sargent loved working en plein air, depicting the various places he traveled, including Italy, rural England, Giverny, the Mediterranean, northern Africa, and the Alps. During his later years, Sargent completed several mural projects, as well as working as an artist-correspondent during World War I.

Collected by major museums
Tate, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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