Arts Everyday Living: Travels with John Singer Sargent—Gone Fishing

Reposted blog.





By the early 20th century, when internationally-acclaimed portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) created this outdoor scene, he had tired of producing portraits of the super-rich and royalty in Europe and the United States, preferring to depict family and friends engaged in daily pursuits.


John Singer Sargent, On His Holidays, Norway, 1901, oil on canvas, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Merseyside, England, UK


American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was born in Florence while his parents were living abroad; he was multi-lingual, residing in both Paris and England.  However, he also maintained professional and personal contacts with Boston, where he created murals for the city’s library and art museum.




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