John Singer Sargent

Portraits of Artists and Friends. Richard Ormond, Elaine Kilmurray. National Portrait Gallery 2015. Contributors: Trevor Fairbrother, Barbara Dayer Gallati et al. English. 256 pages, 135 ill. (135 col.). 25.5 x 31 cm. 2,0 kg. Hardcover with dust jacket. 9781855145450. art-16199
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Throughout his career, the celebrated American painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) created exceptional portraits of artists, writers, actors, dancers, and musicians, many of whom were his close friends. As a group, these portraits—many of which were not commissioned—are often highly charged, intimate, witty, idiosyncratic, and more experimental than his formal portraiture. Brilliant works of art and penetrating character studies, they are also records of relationships, influences, aspirations, and allegiances.

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends brings together ninety-two of the artist's paintings and drawings of members of his impressive artistic circle. The individuals seen through Sargent's eyes represent a range of leading figures in the creative arts of the time such as artists Claude Monet and Auguste Rodin, writers Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James, and the actor Ellen Terry, among others.