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John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent was considered America's greatest watercolor painter, with the exception of Winslow Homer. Sargent was known for portraits (Oils), and commanded $130,000 (today's dollars) for his commissions. But his love was watercolor - especially plein air (outdoor) painting, landscapes and seascapes. In his lifetime, he painted more than 2,000 watercolors.
Though American, Sargent lived much of his life in England, Paris, and other parts of Europe. Like Turner, Moran, and other well known artists of his time, he painted an entire series of paintings in Venice. But he also travelled and painted in the Middle East, the American West, New England (Maine) and Florida.
Enjoy today's sampling of his work.
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1. Madame X. 1883-84. oil.
2. Bedouins. 1905-1906. watercolor.
3. Street in Venice. 1882. oil.
4. Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood. 1885. oil.
5. Oyster Gatherers of Cancale. 1878. oil.
6. Gondoliers Siesta. 1894. watercolor
7. On the Deck of the Yacht Constellation. 1924. watercolor.
8. Artist in the Simplon (Plein Air). 1909. watercolor.
9. Karer See. 1914. watercolor