Sargent’s Portrait Drawings in Charcoal
Where: Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
212-685-0008 Price: $20; free for Morgan Members and for students with a valid ID
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To celebrate the opening of John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal, Richard Ormond, the curator of the exhibition and author of the artist’s catalogue raisonné, presents a new overview of Sargent’s achievements as a draftsman. Although he was best known as a portrait painter in oil, the Anglo-American artist drew more than seven hundred personalities in charcoal during the last two decades of his life. This lecture tells the story of Sargent’s shift from oil to charcoal while highlighting some of the many remarkable women and men he portrayed.
* The exhibition John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal will be open for program attendees.