Nov 13th 2018

One of the most celebrated painters of the Gilded Age, John Singer Sargent was best known for his oil portraits, whose bravura brushwork, grandeur, and vibrancy proved immensely appealing to sitters of affluence among the era’s social and cultural set. This lecture explores Sargent’s talents as a storyteller of the brush, focusing on how the artist’s many riveting likenesses both drew from the past and pushed painting in new directions at the turn of the twentieth century.

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