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John Singer Sargent concluded the portrait entitled Sir Philip Sasson, also known as Phillip Albert Gustave David Sasson, in 1923. The sitter was a British politician known for being a social host for celebrity guests, as well as an art collector. This portrait was concluded during the last period of Sargent’s career and life.
The artist is most known for his impressive oil portraits, and his work became known by the critics early in his career. Sargent’s parents recognized his talents as a young man and encouraged his artistic path. In fact, he eventually flunked from school but was able to master areas like literature, music, visual arts, as well as multiple languages. Sargent had his mother’s love for travel, and he went around Europe to study the work of classic masters like Diego Velazquez. His art teacher in Paris, Carolus Duran helped him bend the norms of the Academies. Sargent began to loosen his style, bringing it a unique blend of classic and modern painting.
The Paris Salon often praised Sargent for his oil portraits, awarding him with an Honorable Mention for his portrayal of his teacher, entitled Carolus-Duran. This positive feedback propelled Sargent’s career, and he began working for influential people of the high-class society. In Sir Philip Sasson, Sargent painted a traditional portrait on a long, vertical canvas. The sitter has a serious expression and looks to the viewer. The portrait is reminiscent of the Baroque style that influenced Sargent throughout his whole career, mainly because of the dramatic lighting. The dark background almost blends in with Sir Philip Sasson’s black coat. He wears a white vest over a white scarf that wraps around his neck. The model elegantly positions his hand on his waist, suggesting the position he stands – since the dark palette makes it not as visible.
During Sargent’s career, the artist eventually gave up on commissioned portrait painting and headed in a new direction – working with mural painting, as well as experimenting with an Impressionistic style. The painter wasn’t as successful with his modern work as he was with his classical painting, and he decided not to exhibit more of his Impressionist attempts. Later in his career, Sargent returned to painting portraits, like Sir Philip Sasson.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Sir Philip Sasson (Phillip Albert Gustave David Sasson), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Sir Philip Sasson (Phillip Albert Gustave David Sasson) that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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