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Sargent, John Singer 1856-1925

Works: 1,051 works in 1,718 publications in 3 languages and 44,572 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives  Art  Catalogs  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Illustrator, Author, Artist, Honoree, Other, Collector, Dedicatee
Classifications: ND237.S3, 759.13
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Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph by T. E Lawrence( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 1991 in English and held by 3,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic account of the Arab tribes' guerrilla warfare against Turkish forces during World War II and of Lawrence's part in and reflections on that warfare
John Singer Sargent : the sensualist by Trevor J Fairbrother( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The art of John Singer Sargent is extraodinarily sensual. The paintings depict and celebrate sources of pleasure - enchanting places, intriguing objects, and striking individuals. In this book, Trevor Fairbrother argues that viewing the artist as a sensualist connects otherwise conflicting elements of his oeuvre and offers a new interpretation of his life and work." "Fairbrother discusses the complex currents in Sargent's life, analyzes how these shaped his work, and shows how his skills as a draftsman formed the foundation for his rapid, broadly brushed painting style. The book is lavishly illustrated with numerous examples of Sargent's oils, watercolors, and sketches - in particular his portraits and studies of models and dancers - that amply demonstrate the sensual aspect of his art."--Jacket
Strapless : John Singer Sargent and the fall of Madame X by Deborah Davis( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the painter and his most famous work, looking at the woman who was the subject and the controversy the painting caused
John Singer Sargent : paintings, drawings, watercolors by Richard Ormond( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The watercolors of John Singer Sargent by Carl Little( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) stands among the great watercolorists, shoulder to shoulder with J.M.W. Turner, Winslow Homer and other masters of this difficult medium. Sargent's early watercolor sketches served as studies for oil paintings and portrait commissions. After 1900 watercolor became the preferred medium for expressing his personal artistic vision. Often spontaneous, these watercolors are masterworks." "This first comprehensive survey devoted solely to Sargent's watercolors contains over 150 works in color - many of them never before reproduced." "Carl Little's text places the artist's accomplishments in the context of his life and times and discusses his extraordinary watercolor technique."--Jacket
Sargent's Daughters : the biography of a painting by Erica E Hirshler( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sargent's painting, The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, both explores and defies convention, crossing the boundaries between portrait and genre scene, formal composition and casual snapshot
American drawings and watercolors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art : John Singer Sargent by Stephanie L Herdrich( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Museum's collection illuminates all aspects of Sargent's career. The drawings and watercolors in particular reflect his activity outside the portrait studio: his sojourns in Spain, Morocco and elsewhere in North Africa, and in the Middle East; his enduring fascination with Venice; his holidays in the Italian lake district and the Alps; his tours of North America, including Florida and the Rocky Mountains; his visit as an official war artist to the western front in 1918; and his work as a muralist at the Boston Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Harvard University's Widener Library."--Jacket
Uncanny spectacle : the public career of the young John Singer Sargent by Marc Simpson( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors contend the canvases present a fresh view of Sargent's aspirations and ambitions, representing a metaphoric self-portrait of the artist as a young man. The early paintings, their relationship to one another, and their reception also shed light on the complex, cosmopolitan art world in which Sargent lived
John Singer Sargent by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and career of nineteenth-century American artist John Singer Sargent, looking at his oil portraits, watercolors, and murals, and includes over three hundred illustrations in color and black-and-white
John Singer Sargent by Kate F Jennings( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and German and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From "Art Deco to "Edward Hopper, Mary Cassatt to "Crandma Moses, this beautifully illustrated series explores the lives and work of famous American artists and schools of style. A visual celebration, the combination of color plates, photographs, and informative text will delight art lovers everywhere. With 76 full-color illustrations and an insightful biography. "John Singer Sargent is a magnificent book highlighting the artist's most important works. Readers can hardly fail to be impressed by the remarkable artistic legacy of this controversial genius
Sargent and the sea by Sarah Cash( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: As a young man the American painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was passionate about the sea and deeply knowledgeable about ships and seafaring. Between the ages of 18 and 23 he started his career as a professional painter with a remarkable range of maritime works that form the subject of this exhibition and book. The key works are the two versions of the Oyster Gatherers of Cancale, painted in 1878 on the northern coast of Brittany in France, and the group of studies and sketches around them. The authors relate Sargent's freely handled marine drawings, large and small, to his watercolors, oil sketches, and finished oil paintings of marine subjects. The works demonstrate his transition from a plein-air painter to a tonalist exploring interiors and urban scenes. Also presented is a unique scrapbook, held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, that includes more than 50 drawings and sketches, mostly of sea scenes, and postcards and commercial photography of works of art, architecture, and tourist views. This scrapbook provides an intimate glimpse at the thoughts and experiences of the young artist on his first European voyage
Great expectations : John Singer Sargent painting children by Barbara Dayer Gallati( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sargent watercolors by Donelson F Hoopes( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume two of watercolors by John Sargent
Carnation, lily, lily, rose : the story of a painting by Hugh Brewster( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a little girl who takes part in the creation of John Singer Sargent's well-loved painting
Sargent : painting out-of-doors by John Esten( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stunning collection of the artist's work created on his annual holidays
A touch of blossom : John Singer Sargent and the queer flora of fin-de-siècle art by Alison Syme( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the art of John Singer Sargent in the context of nineteenth-century botany, gynecology, literature, and visual culture. Argues that the artist was elaborating both a period poetics of homosexuality and a new sense of subjectivity, anticipating certain aspects of artistic modernism"--Provided by publisher
John Singer Sargent : drawings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art by Edward J Nygren( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Singer Sargent : complete paintings by Richard Ormond( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1874 to 1882, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) produced more than 200 paintings and water-colors aside from portraiture, including figures in landscape settings, architectural studies, seascapes, subject paintings, and studies after old masters. From powerful studies of models in Paris in the mid-1870s to compelling paintings set in Venice in the early 1880s, the works published in this volume of the catalogue raisonné show the variety of his aesthetic responses. He worked in the studio and en plein air, travelling widely during the eight years covered in this volume and painting in Paris, Brittany, Capri, Spain, North Africa, and Venice. This is the first time that Sargent's early work has been mapped so comprehensively. With very few exceptions, this beautifully produced book illustrates all the pictures under discussion in color. Each painting, including several which have never been published before, is documented in depth with full provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography, and in many cases new information is provided. The volume also reproduces a wealth of Sargent's preliminary and related drawings and of comparative works by other artists
John Singer Sargent by John Singer Sargent( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The remarkable portraits for which John Singer Sargent is most famous are only one aspect of a career that included landscapes, watercolors, figure subjects, and murals. Even within portraiture, his style ranged from bold experiments to studied formality. And the subjects of his paintings were as varied as his styles, including the leaders of fashionable society, rural laborers, city streets, remote mountains, and the front lines of World War I. This book surveys and evaluates the extraordinary range of Sargent's work, and reproduces 155 of his paintings in color. It accompanies a spectacular international exhibition - the first major retrospective of the artist's career since the memorial exhibitions that followed his death." "Richard Ormond presents a biographical sketch and, in a second essay, reviews Sargent's development as an artist. Mary Crowford Volk explores his thirty-year involvement with painting murals - in particular the works at the Boston Public Library and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts that Sargent regarded as his greatest achievement."--Jacket
Sargent's Venice by Warren Adelson( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den amerikanske kunstner John Singer Sargents (1856-1925) skildringer af Venedig
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John Singer Sargent : the sensualist
Alternative Names
Con Sinqer Sarqent

Ioannes Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent Amerikaans kunstschilder

John Singer Sargent amerykański malarz

John Singer Sargent peintre américain

John Singer Sargent pittore statunitense

John Singer Sargent US-amerikanischer Maler

Sargeant, John Singer

Sargent, John

Sargent, John S.

Sargent, John S. 1856-1925

Sargent, John-Singer

Singer, John Sargent

Singer Sargent, John 1856-1925

Джон Сінгер Сарджент

Джон Сінгер Сарджэнт

Сарджент, Джон Сингер

ג'ון סינגר סרג'נט

جان سینجر سارجنت نقاش آمریکایی

جون سنغر سارغنت

जॉन सिंगर सार्जंट

จอห์น ซิงเกอร์ ซาร์เจนท์

ဂျွန် ဆင်းဂါး ဆားဂျင့်

존 싱어 사전트

サージェント, ジョン・シンガー




English (284)

German (1)

Italian (1)

John Singer Sargent : the sensualistStrapless : John Singer Sargent and the fall of Madame XThe watercolors of John Singer SargentSargent's Daughters : the biography of a paintingAmerican drawings and watercolors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art : John Singer SargentUncanny spectacle : the public career of the young John Singer SargentJohn Singer SargentJohn Singer Sargent