Upcoming Exhibition
Upcoming Exhibition
John Singer Sargent
Nationalmuseum, 13 October 2018 – 13 January 2019

John Singer Sargent

Nationalmuseum’s exhibition on John Singer Sargent will be the very first exhibition on the artist in Scandinavia. Sargent is still little known in Sweden, but is internationally considered one of the most important artists at the turn of the last century.

Sargent was an American citizen but spent most of his life in Europe. He was born in Florence to American parents, was educated in France and lived for many years in the UK. The cosmopolitan life he led is clearly reflected in his painting.

Visitors to the exhibition at the Nationalmuseum will see some of the famous portraits that made his name in the same way and during the same period as our own homegrown artist, Anders Zorn. Here you will also see cityscapes and interiors from Venice, landscapes and scenes of everyday life from the Middle East and North Africa, majestic views of the Alps and a series of rarely seen charcoal drawings of nude male models.

John Singer Sargent, Dr. Pozzi at Home, 1881.  The Armand Hammer Collection, Gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
John Singer Sargent, Garden Study of the Vickers Children, 1884. Collection of the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan. Gift of the Viola E. Bray Charitable Trust via Mr. and Mrs. William L. Richards.
John Singer Sargent, Near the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, c. 1905–1906. © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
John Singer Sargent, Vernon Lee, 1881. ©Tate, London 2017

Thank you

This exhibition will be possible thanks to the generous support of the Terra Foundation for American Art.