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Sargent, John Singer 1856-1925

Works: 1,060 works in 1,567 publications in 1 language and 43,848 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Art  Juvenile works  Fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Collector
Classifications: ND237.S3, 759.13
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Most widely held works by John Singer Sargent
Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph by T. E Lawrence ( Book )
8 editions published between 1935 and 1991 in English and held by 3,434 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 : complete paintings by Richard Ormond ( Book )
in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 942 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 : the sensualist by Trevor J Fairbrother ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 918 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."--BOOK JACKET
John Singer Sargent : paintings, drawings, watercolors by Richard Ormond ( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 905 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 810 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."--BOOK JACKET
Sargent's Daughters : the biography of a painting by Erica E Hirshler ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 579 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 )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 526 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."--BOOK JACKET
Uncanny spectacle : the public career of the young John Singer Sargent by Marc Simpson ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 513 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 )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 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 )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sargent and the sea by Sarah Cash ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 406 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
John Singer Sargent : the male nudes by John Esten ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published on occasion of the major Sargent retrospective traveling to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1999, John Singer Sargent: The Male Nudes brings to light a fascinating portion of Sargent's work long hidden from the public eye. Beginning in his adolescence, and throughout his distinguished career, John Singer Sargent, the celebrated painter of patricians, produced a superbly rendered, uninhibited book of work that was rarely seen and never exhibited: the male nudes. Models were a significant aspect of the great painter's profession, whether they were commission-producing society "sitters" or professional models used as reference for his three Boston mural projects or works created for his private enjoyment--one young Italian model stayed in the artist's employ for nearly twenty-six years. Sargent's enduring subject was capturing the "human form divine" in portraits of the fashionable and famous and the absolute male. Over the last century, these little-known works have been dispersed to museum archives and private collections throughout the United States and Great Britain. John Esten has unearthed the most extraordinary of these images, ranging from vibrant watercolors and oil paintings to charcoal studies, published here for the first time in a single volume. -- from publisher description
Great expectations : John Singer Sargent painting children by Barbara Dayer Gallati ( Book )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carnation, lily, lily, rose : the story of a painting by Hugh Brewster ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 345 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 watercolors by Donelson F Hoopes ( Book )
3 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume two of watercolors by John Sargent
Sargent : painting out-of-doors by John Esten ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 321 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 273 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 )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The work of John S. Sargent, R.A by John Singer Sargent ( Book )
6 editions published between 1903 and 1927 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
John Singer Sargent
Sargeant, John Singer
Sargent, John
Sargent, John S.
Sargent, John S. 1856-1925
Singer, John Sargent
Singer Sargent, John 1856-1925
サージェント, ジョン・シンガー
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