John Singer Sargent

Museums Study History Through Art

Museums, and perhaps most particularly art museums, have roles to play in connecting the lives of their visitors with the history of their communities and their country. History becomes illuminating when it’s tied to the present. Museums can, for their audiences, facilitate this connecting work of history to the world today. Art museums themselves have …

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John Singer Sargent

One of the most remarkable artists in the Cedarhurst collection is John Singer Sargent, an American by birth, who lived his entire life based in Europe.  Born in Florence, Italy to wealthy American parents, Sargent often traveled to America for commissions, but settled permanently in London.   Sargent was the preeminent society portraitist of his …

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