National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

Watercolors

In 1916, Sargent left Europe for a two-year visit to the United States, to oversee the final installation of the Boston Library murals. While in Florida to paint a portrait of John D. Rockefeller, he was attracted to the luxuriant vegetation of the near-tropical climate and painted several watercolors of Palmettos . In the close-up depiction of the sunlit palms, he explored the geometric shape of the plant to create intricate patterns. (continue)

International Artist | Triumph and Scandal | Impressionism
Portrait Painter | Watercolors | Late Studies | Brochure Images