Reference Entry

Sargent, John Singer

Kathleen L. Butler

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Sargent, John Singer (12 January 1856–15 April 1925), painter, was born in Florence, Italy, the son of FitzWilliam Sargent, a surgeon, and Mary Newbold Singer. Though born in Italy and raised abroad, Sargent considered himself American. Sargent’s parents were from Pennsylvania, and his paternal line included Epes Sargent of Gloucester, Massachusetts, whose portrait was painted by ...

Reference Entry.  3050 words. 

Subjects: Drawing and Pastels ; Painting

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