Arts Express Bus Trip: National Portrait Gallery
On View: John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal
Date: March 10, 2020 (New Date)
Cost: $60 Members, $72 Non-members
John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal
At the height of his success as a portraitist, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) astonished the transatlantic art world by suddenly abandoning oil painting in 1907. For the rest of his life, he explored likeness and identity through the medium of charcoal, producing several hundred portraits of individuals recognized for their accomplishments in fields such as art, music, literature and theater. “John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal” will be the first exhibition of Sargent’s portrait drawings in over 50 years. This once-in-a-lifetime assemblage of master drawings—many of them from private collections and rarely exhibited-features compelling depictions of an international network of trailblazing men and women who helped define twentieth-century Anglo-American culture.