John Singer Sargent, the celebrated portrait painter of the fashionable and famous of the fin de sicle and the Gilded Age, maintained the yearly routine, begun during his student days, of taking painting sabbaticals with a select company of artist friends and family, traveling as far east as Palestine and as far west as the Canadian Rockies.John Esten has assembled a stunning collection of drawings, paintings, and watercolors by Sargent-many of them rarely seen-of the friends and family that accompanied him on these holiday excursions.Sargent's works, along with selected paintings, watercolors, and photographs done by his friends in the locations where he painted them, have been further illuminated by descriptions of artists painting and outdoor places by Sargent's champion and life-long friend Henry James.All are sublime records of sunny, summer afternoons painted out-of-doors, published here for the first time in a single volume.AUTHORBIO: John Esten has created and designed many books including John Singer Sargent: The Male Nudes, Man Ray/Bazaar Years, Manhattan Style, and Hampton Style.A former art director at Harper's Bazaar and L'Officiel USA magazines, he has been a special consultant to the Grey Gallery of the New York University, as well as guest curator at the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, New York, and the International Center of Photography, New York.
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Review: Sargent: Painting Out-of-DoorsUser Review - Sonia Triplett - Goodreads
Although Sargent is known for his portraits he also painted some outstanding watercolors. This book is a nice introduction this area of his work. Read full review