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John Singer Sargent & Chicago’s Gilded Age

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ClassGraphic John Singer Sargent will be featured this summer in a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. The most sought-after portrait painter of his generation, Sargent also created impressive landscapes, watercolors and murals. Join us as we see Sargent through the lens of Chicago and Chicago through the lens of Sargent. In our three-week study group, we’ll examine Sargent’s life and work, his artistic accomplishments, and the many connections between the artist, his patrons (including many prominent Chicagoans); and his international creative circle that included Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin, and writers Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James. We’ll trace Sargent’s Chicago connections as well as our city’s vibrant art scene at the turn of the 20th century. Our final class will meet at the Art Institute to view “John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age,” the first major exhibit of Sargent’s work at the Art Institute of Chicago in more than thirty years.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Wieboldt Hall

Evelyn Shaevel 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
7/10/2018 - 7/31/2018 Weekly - Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Evelyn Shaevel  ClassRoom