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During the greater part of Sargent's career, he created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings. From 1907 on Sargent forsook portrait painting and focused on landscapes in his later years; he also sculpted later in life.
Exasperated by the demands of his sitters, Sargent proclaimed portraiture to be “a pimp’s profession” and by 1907 resolved never to accept another portrait commission. During his later years, the artist devoted himself to creating decorative murals for public buildings and to painting watercolors and small canvases purely for pleasure.
This is going to be an extremely large post on the works of painter John Singer Sargent, comprising of more than 1600 works.... He will be familiar to many as a society portraitist, and he was very good at them too, but Sargent was also an inveterate traveler, and he recorded his travels through his work with flair and a lightness of touch.