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John Singer Sargent, Bravura Painter of a Cosmopolitan Age

Thursday, October 17, 2019
7 pm
Hunter Family Education Hall
$20 Members, $30 Non-Members

Presented by: Annelise K. Madsen, Gilda and Henry Buchbinder Assistant Curator of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago

One of the most celebrated artists on both sides of the Atlantic at the turn of the twentieth century, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was best known for his oil portraits, whose bravura brushwork, grandeur, and vibrancy proved immensely appealing among the era's social and cultural set. This lecture explores key moments in Sargent's fifty-year career, the breadth of his talents, and his connections to Chicago.