Sargent and Spain Art Talk @West

Sargent painting
March 20, 2023 - 2:00pm (ended)

American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is known as the society portrait painter of the Gilded Age. A lifelong expatriate, Sargent made seven visits to Spain from 1879 to 1912, resulting in a remarkable body of work. This exhibition is the first to explore the influence of Spain on Sargent's work, and the Legion of Honor will be its exclusive West coast stop.

Docent Kathryn Zupsic will present an array of the artist's dazzling oils, watercolors, and drawings, along with never-before-exhibited photographs showcasing Spain's people, architecture, and magnificent rural and urban landscapes. This talk will immerse you in the rich culture of Spain and Sargent's vibrant depictions of the country's churches, coastlines, and dancers. 

Kathryn Zupsic has been an art educator for over 25 years, working as a docent and lecturer for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the de Young Museum, Legion of Honor, and SFMOMA. A native of Portland, Kathryn has a degree in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the university of Oregon and is a graduate of La Varenne chef school in Paris.  

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