Sargent and the Sea: John Singer Sargent at the Royal Academy of Arts in London

07/21/2010 12:50 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WHO: John Singer Sargent

WHAT: 'Sargent and the Sea'

WHERE: Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
Piccadilly, London
W1J 0BD, United Kingdom

WHEN: 10 July - 26 September, 2010

Sargent and the Sea

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.