|John Singer Sargent|
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Brookwood Cemetery, London, England
Race or Ethnicity: White
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American portraitist
Sargent attended École des Beaux-Arts, under Carolus-Duran. Raised in Italy and Paris, he returned to America just before his 21st birthday to obtain his citizenship. Sargent was schooled in the French art tradition, and was influenced by the work of Frans Hals and Diego Velázquez. He painted in many styles, including impressionism, landscapes, watercolors, murals, and even sculpted.
Sargent left a large body of work, including over nine hundred oil paintings and nearly two thousand watercolors. His friends included Henry James and Claude Monet.
Father: Dr. Fitzwilliam Sargent (1820-1889)
Mother: Mary Newbold Singer Sargent (1826-1902)
Sister: Emily (spine deformed in an accident)
Sister: Mary Winthrop "Minnie" (1861-1865)
Brother: Fitzwilliam Winthrop (1867-1869)
University: École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
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