Exhibit: John Singer Sargent Watercolors

By: Katie Armour

The Brooklyn Museum is currently exhibiting nearly 100 watercolors by Gilded Age painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). The exhibit is a collaboration between the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - both museums having contributed paintings from their permanent collections. Many of the watercolors were purchased from Sargent’s debut exhibition in 1909 and have not been publicly displayed for decades. The wide array of subjects are sure to strike the Matchbook girl's fancy and include everything from intimate portraits to villa gardens in Italy. We can't wait to swing by this weekend!

“Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.” -John Singer Sargent 

Brooklyn Museum
John Singer Sargent Watercolors
April 5–July 28, 2013
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238

(Row 1: Villa di Marlia, Lucca: A Fountain, 1910 / Simplon Pass: Reading, 1911)
(Row 2: Statue of Daphne, 1910 / The Cashmere Shawl, 1911 / In a Medici Villa, 1906)
(Row 3: Alice Runnells James, 1921 / White Ships, 1908)