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John Singer Sargent

Carter Ratcliff
John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent

Carter Ratcliff

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The name John Singer Sargent brings to mind paintings of society belles in satin and lace, of powerful, brooding industrialists and their families -- brilliant, insightful portraits executed with a dazzling technical virtuosity that made him one of the most popular painters of his day. This popularity has survived the test of time, prompting a thoughtful reappraisal by one of our most prominent art critics, Carter Ratcliff, who shows us that Sargent's range was much greater than is usually supposed. This quiet, enigmatic man devoted much of his time to the art of watercolor, escaping the demands of his wealthy patrons whenever he could to capture the beauty of the European and American landscapes in a spontaneous, vibrant style.

- Publisher Sargent's enduring popularity has prompted a thoughtful reappraisal by prominent art critic Carter Ratcliff, who shows us the surprising breadth of the artist's work. The book contains 110 colour plates and over 200 halftones.

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About "John Singer Sargent"

The name John Singer Sargent brings to mind paintings of society belles in satin and lace, of powerful, brooding industrialists and their families -- brilliant, insightful portraits executed with a dazzling technical virtuosity that made him one of the most popular painters of his day. This popularity has survived the test of time, prompting a thoughtful reappraisal by one of our most prominent art critics, Carter Ratcliff, who shows us that Sargent's range was much greater than is usually supposed. This quiet, enigmatic man devoted much of his time to the art of watercolor, escaping the demands of his wealthy patrons whenever he could to capture the beauty of the European and American landscapes in a spontaneous, vibrant style.
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Sargent's enduring popularity has prompted a thoughtful reappraisal by prominent art critic Carter Ratcliff, who shows us the surprising breadth of the artist's work. The book contains 110 colour plates and over 200 halftones.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Carter Ratcliff

Carter Ratcliff is a poet and an art critic. His books include Fever Coast (1973), a collection of poems; Give Me Tomorrow (1983), a collection of poems with illustrations by Alex Katz; John Singer Sargent (1983); The Fate Of A Gesture: Jackson Pollock And Postwar American Art (1998); and Out Of The Box: The Reinvention of Art 1965-1975 (2000). He was awarded the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism by the College Art Association in 1987.

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  • Catalogue Code 198782
  • Product Code 0789207486
  • EAN 9780789207487
  • Pages 256
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Abberville Press
  • Publication Date Sep 2001
  • Dimensions 340 x 286 x 30 mm
  • Weight 2.600kg

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