Sunday Evening Art Gallery — John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856 – April 14, 1925) was the most successful Impressionist painter of his era, as well as a gifted landscape painter and watercolorist.Born in Florence to expatriate American parents,  Sargent received his first formal art instruction at Rome in 1868, and then sporadically attended the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence between 1870 and 1873.In 1874 he was accepted at the Paris atelier of the portraitist Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran, and attended drawing classes at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.Throughout the 1880s, he regularly participated in the Paris Salon — most often, his works were full-length portraits of women, which generally received positively.Sargent’s best portraits expertly reveal the individuality and personality of his sitters.This ability set him apart from others portrait painters of his time—he made the sitter shine on the canvas while capturing the essence of their being.Noted for his dazzling technical virtuosity and painterly technique, he influenced an entire generation of American portraitists. By the turn of the century Sargent was recognized as the most acclaimed international society portraitist of the Edwardian era, and his clientele consisted of the most affluent, aristocratic, and fashionable people of his time.Around 1906 he abandoned portraiture and worked primarily in watercolor, a medium in which he was extraordinarily gifted.More of John Singer Sargent‘s paintings can be found at 


Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Viktor Schramm

Viktor Schramm (1865-1929) was a Romanian painter and illustrator.He was a member of the Munich School, an association of artists either active in Munich or who had studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München.Schramm’s paintings offer an intimate and staged glimpse into the everyday life of the upper middle class.His oil paintings are characterized by a special devotion and sensitivity to materiality and décor.Schramm not only staged the intimacy of the presented moment, but also created a detailed description of the bourgeois salon, which was characterized by its stimulations of touch and motion.Among other things, Schramm’s specialty was depicting elegantly dressed young women.The artist was able to capture the texture and light of dress fabrics and the play of colors over the silk.Information across the Internet is scarce, but more on Viktor Schramm can be found at