WHO: John Singer Sargent
WHAT: 'Sargent and the Sea'
WHERE: Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD, United Kingdom
WHEN: 10 July - 26 September, 2010
John Singer Sargent Two Boys on the Beach with Boats, c. 1878, oil on panel. The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland.
John Singer Sargent Boats II, c. 1879, watercolor and graphite on paper. Private Collection.
John Singer Sargent Atlantic Storm, 1876
John Singer Sargent Wharf Scene, 1879
John Singer Sargent Mid-Ocean, Mid-Winter, 1876
WHY: American expatriate artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is best known for his glamorous society portraits. Now, for the first time in Britain, 'Sargent and the Sea' presents more than 80 paintings, drawings and watercolours that reveal a less familiar side of the artist: the seascapes and coastal scenes subjects produced in his early career during summer journeys from Paris to Brittany, Normandy and Capri, as well as two transatlantic voyages.