John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was an American painter who spent little time in the US. He grew up in a privileged, somewhat nomadic family living in Italy and France. Exposure to European art from an early age guided his exquisite paintings that captured both everyday life and portraits with drama and elegance. His painting Gassed (1919) is a highlight of our current exhibition.
This hardcover features an interesting retelling of a Sargent's life, suitable for young adults and adults alike.
Honoring the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I, the New-York Historical Society exhibition World War I Beyond the Trenches explores how artists across generations, aesthetic sensibilities, and the political spectrum used their work to depict, memorialize, promote, or oppose the divisive conflict.