Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends opening 12 February 2015 at the National Portrait Gallery!
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was the greatest portrait painter of his generation. Acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, he was closely connected to many of the other leading artists, writers, actors and musicians of the time. His portraits of these friends and contemporaries, including Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Robert Louis Stevenson, were rarely commissioned and allowed him to create more intimate and experimental works than was possible in his formal portraiture.
This major exhibition of over seventy portraits spans Sargent’s time in London, Paris and Boston as well as his travels in the Italian and English countryside. Important loans from galleries and private collections in Europe and America make this an unmissable opportunity to discover the artist’s most daring, personal and distinctive portraits.
Situated amongst our bright and vibrant Lerner Galleries, let our expert art historians guide you through this incredible exhibition and add an exclusive feature to your event. To host a Private View of this exhibition contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Image credit: Claude Monet, Painting, by the Edge of a Wood c 188 Oil on canvas. Presented by Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs Ormond through the Art Fund 1925 © Tate, London, 2015