Definition of John Singer Sargent from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


John Singer Sargent

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(1856-1925) a US artist known for painting rich and famous people. They included President Theodore Roosevelt and the author Robert Louis Stevenson. Sargent was born in Florence, Italy, of US parents. He studied and painted in Paris (1874-84) but his career in France was damaged when his painting Madame X (1884) was considered too sexual. He then settled in London, though he remained a US citizen.