Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

#MetSargent exhibit on view in Gallery 999 from June 30 to October 4, 2015 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Throughout his career, the celebrated American painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) created exceptional portraits of artists, writers, actors, dancers, and musicians, many of whom were his close friends. As a group, these portraits – many of which were not commissioned – are often highly charged, intimate, witty, idiosyncratic, and more experimental than his formal portraiture. This exhibition brings together about ninety of these distinctive portraits and explores the friendships between Sargent and his artistic sitters, as well as the significance of these relationships to his life and art.

 

Self-Portrait | Artist: John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London) | Date: 1886 | Credit Line: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Pailleron Children | Artist: John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London) | Date: 1880 | Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Edith M. Usry Bequest, in memory of her parents Mr. and Mrs. George Franklin Usry, the Dr. and Mrs. Peder T. Madsen Fund, and the Anna K. Meredith Endowment Fund, 1976.61 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

 

Auguste Rodin | Artist: John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London) | Date: 1884 | Credit Line: Musée Rodin, Paris | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Claude Monet | Artist: John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London) | Date: 1887 | Credit Line: National Academy Museum, New York | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood | Artist: John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London) | Date: 1885 | Credit Line: Tate: Presented by Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs Ormond through the Art Fund 1925 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Source: Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

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Image source: Self-Portrait | Artist: John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London) | Date: 1886 | Credit Line: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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