John Singer Sargent

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Self-Portrait, 1906

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The Misses Vickers, 1884

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Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1893

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was an American painter who trained in Paris, but worked primarily in London during the late-Victorian and Edwardian eras. He specialised in portraiture, but is also known for his watercolours in Venice.

His work was well-recieved and he became a highly sought after painter of portraits for the English and French upper classes. However, his success was accompanied by the odd controversy, most notably the scandal following the public release of Madame X in 1884, a year after its execution.

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