John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was born in Florence of American parents, he studied there and in Paris, then settled in London around 1885. He was a prolific and highly fashionable painter.
Sargent left Paris after a scandal concerning his decollete portrait Madame Gautreau in 1884. Later subjects included the actress Ellen Terry, President Theodore Roosevelt, and the writer Robert Louis Stevenson.
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John Singer Sargent was an Italian-born American portrait painter.