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John Singer Sargent: The Sensualist
Accompanying an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum that runs from December 2000 to March 2001, this volume is lavishly illustrated with numerous examples of Sargent's oils, watercolors, and sketches, in particular his portraits and studies of models and dancers. 115 illustrations, 75 in color.
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published October 11th 2000 by Yale University Press
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This is an insightful biography of an artist who's personal life isn't often delved into. And the imagery is dripping and luscious and plain unreal (for those of us who wish we could say 1/2 as much with our paintbrushes). Sargent's work is humbling and beautiful and inspiring, and I recommend this book for anyone looking to get a small bit of his vision in their work.