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Oil Painting Masters of Yesterday

John Singer Sargent
1856 - 1925

John Singer Sargent was an American painter. He was the most successful portrait artist of his era, as well as a gifted landscape painter. During his lifetime he created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2000 watercolors..



A Street in Venice - 1880-82
Oil on canvas - Sterling Francine Clark Art Insitute - Willamstown, MA



The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy - 1907
Oil on canvas - Art Institute of Chicago



Luxembourg Gardens at Twilight - 1879
Oil on canvas - Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Madame Gautreau Drinking a Toast - 1882-83
Oil on canvas
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Boston, Massachusetts



Girl Fishing - 1913
Oil on canvas - Private Collection


Sargent in his Paris studio in 1885

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