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Arts Everyday Living: John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Fellow Artist’s Son–Connection to Titanic

American master portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was often the choice of the aristocracy and monied classes of both the United States and Europe.  However, he seemed to have a special affinity for children, especially of colleagues like fellow American artist Francis Davis Millet (1848-1912) whose son Lawrence engages us so directly.  More than 20 […]

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Arts Everyday Living: A Boy's Life---Solitary Fishing

Arts Everyday Living: A Boy’s Life—Solitary Fishing

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         A BOY’S LIFE SOLITARY FISHING …..To forget oneself is to be happy. Robert Louis Stevenson, Memories and Portraits   Childhood was a popular subject of both Danish artist H. A. Brendekilde (1857-1942) and Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894).  To experience more of […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through a Child’s Eyes–A Boy in a Sailor Suit, Two Girls in Bonnets

  British artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914) was a talented portraitist as evidenced in the unforgettable portrayal above.*  His contemporary American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) also is esteemed for his outstanding career in portraits depicting a range of humanity, from the rarefied world of royalty and aristocrats to the humble children of a local […]

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