Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends now open!
' ... Scintillating’ – The Guardian
The National Portrait Gallery has just opened its highly anticipated John Singer Sargent exhibition which includes over seventy portraits which span 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.
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 is contrasted beautifully 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 email@example.com for further information.
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent, 1885-6. Tate: Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1887 © Tate, London, 2015
Main Hall ©National Portrait Gallery, London