However he also spent time elsewhere in America and this month the Art Institute of Chicago opens an exhibition devoted to the artist's links with that city ('John Singer Sargent
and Chicago's Gilded Age'; 1 July-30 September).
McLaren's not-quite-whole ceramics suggest the precious Asian porcelains found in fin-de-siecle paintings by John Singer Sargent
and William Merritt Chase, but only after they have been knocked over and their pieces melted down and recast with gold and silver putty suturing the cracks.
Madame X shares its title with that of a famous portrait by American artist John Singer Sargent
, now hailed as a masterpiece but reviled by Parisian society at the time it was painted.
Lastly, John Singer Sargent
's paintings of dandies, Gassed, and General Officers of the World War I are compared and discussed for their ambivalent themes of homoerotic desire, and heroism vs.
"I looked at artists who have painted in oils but could also switch easily to watercolours - artists like John Singer Sargent
and Winslow Homer - and decided I ought to explore oils further.
Topping the chart is Vincent van Gogh's ode to the Mediterranean sea village Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer “Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries.” Other artists named on the 2012 Father's Day Top 5 Most Popular Oil Paintings for Dad list include William Bradford, Winslow Homer, Mark Rothko and John Singer Sargent
This book identifies and discusses 13 important American artists: Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent
, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Alexander Calder, Mark Rothko, Joseph Cornell, Louise Bourgeois, Jackson Pollock, Jacob Lawrence, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns.
A Picasso the museum bought in the early 20th century, for example, and works by Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent
purchased during the artists' lifetimes attests to the benefits of that approach.
"An Impressionist Sensibility" features 26 paintings by William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent
and John Twachtman, among other internationally known artists.
All kinds of artists are listed in this splendid book from the iconic Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent
, Whistler, Childe Hassam and Winslow Homer (whose works should be much better known in this country than is currently the case) to painters such as the controversial Thomas Eakins, who ushered the male nude into conservative American art academies during the mid-19th century.
The exhibition also includes scenes from around Europe by artists such as John Singer Sargent
, Sir George Clausen and Harold Knight.