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John Singer Sargent - The Move to London
Jan Clanton

It is often inferred that John Singer Sargent moved to London because of the scandal over his portrait, Madame X, 1883-4, and there could be some truth to that. He knew that the time was ripe to develop the English market. He couldn't do it by copying British masters, rather he would build a clientele that embraced a distinctly modern, almost flamboyant style of portraiture. That Sargent made a success of his style in Britain passed from history into Legend. 

Art Historian Jan Clanton served at the Orlando Museum of Art for almost 30 years, joining the staff of OMA Art in 1985 and retiring as Associate Curator in June, 2014.  She has a B.A. in Art History from Rollins College.  Previously she served as Adult Program Specialist, Special Project Coordinator, Assistant Curator of Education, and Coordinator of Educational Programs during her career at OMA.  

 

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