Arts Everyday Living: Traveling with John Singer Sargent–Watercolor Journey, Venice to Greece

John Singer Sargent, Idle Sails, 1913, watercolor and graphite on white wove paper, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was an internationally acclaimed portraitist, especially in demand with the ruling classes of the royalty and the aristocracy as well as the wealthy.  However, in the later years of his career, he focused on more personal watercolors, often inspired by his numerous travels across Europe and the United States.


John Singer Sargent, Scuola Grande di San Rocco, 1903, watercolor and paper, Private Collection


John Singer Sargent, Corfu: Light and Shadows, 1909, watercolor and graphite on white wove paper, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

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