Saturday, 11 January 2014

FAMOUS ARTIST BIRTHDAY - LADY IN LILAC by Sea Dean - FREE DRAW - 30 Paintings Day 12 - JOHN SINGER SARGENT – PORTRAIT PAINTER -

LADY IN LILAC  by Sea Dean
after Lady Agnew of Lochnaw by John Singer Sargent
4" x 4" Canvas Panel

Mini Master Series
Celebrating the birthdays of famous artists

To view my Gallery or purchase this painting please visit Daily Paintworks. Larger originals or prints may be available by contacting me. (sorry this photo is a bit fuzzy although the colour is pretty acurate - I'll try again in daylight)

Portrait at Wikipedia (although the colour isn't as strong as in my book)

My personal birthday gift last year was a beautiful coffee table book of John Singer Sargent paintings. It was a double gift because I found it in an Oxfam shop and the proceeds went to charity. Isn't that great? I enjoy shopping in thrift stores for things like books, china, glassware, frames, etc. It's way more interesting than going to a big box store, plus the prices are better and it helps people in need. 

A real win win.
 
SELF PORTRAIT 1906

JOHN SINGER SARGENT

Born in Florence, 12 January 1856 to American parents living in Europe. He studied at the Florence Academy and then under Carolus-Duran in Paris.

It is easy to see that an early influence of his was Diego Velasquez. This self-portrait by Sargent is a fine example of that. I probably love his work because in many ways it reminds me of Eduard Manet, my favourite Impressionist, who was also influenced by Velasquez.

In 1885 Sargent moved to London and found an impressively large studio where he painted many famous society beauties. He also traveled to the USA often to paint American celebrities. He was very prolific and his paintings can be seen in galleries and private collections around the world.

Sargent had bold but precise brushwork. He was a master of capturing light on skin and fabric. I particularly love his treatment of satin and silk.


18 April 1925 Died in London, UK aged 69


Cat # 14010 Lady in Lilac