John Singer Sargent's Changing Vision

New York | May 2016

John Singer Sargent broke from the traditions of salon-style studio painting to embrace the newfound freedom of Impressionism and over his lifetime, Sargent’s vision evolved, becoming truly modern. It is this transformation that we see in 'Poppies,' a dazzling canvas from 1886 that leads Sotheby’s American Art auction on 18 May and that perfectly captures a pivotal moment in the artist’s brilliant career.

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