John Singer Sargent and Boston

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) has become one of my favourite painters. Before visiting Boston a second time, I had not heard about him. I find his style both classic, beautiful and modern at the same time. Though he lived in London, he reckoned himself as an American.   

From Wikipedia :

John Singer Sargent was an American expatriate artist, considered the “leading portrait painter of his generation” for his evocations of Edwardian-era luxury. He created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings. 

He considered Boston to be his American home, maintaining many ties to the city and its people. Sargent held his first solo exhibition in Boston in 1888 at the St. Botolph Club, and he painted many of the city’s notable personalities—society leaders, artists, musicians, and collectors like Isabella Stewart Gardner. Major related works can be found at the Boston Public Library and at Harvard University.

From Museum of Fine Art, Boston

My photos comes from a trip to Boston in 2018

Evening light at Charles River Esplanade near Hatch Memorial Shell where the Boston Pops performs

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  1. We like the same artists GP. I wish I have seen more of his works. Now I have ordered a book on his art. There were many good artists from that same time frame before WWI


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