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John Singer Sargent
(1856 - 1925)

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1856 Born 12 January in Florence
1873 Begins formal training at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence
1874 Family moves to Paris, John studies with Carolus-Duran, he passes the entrance exams to study drawing at the École des Beaux-Arts
1876 First visit to America
1877 Miss Frances Sherborne Ridley Watts accepted at the annual Salon exhibition
1878 Summers in Naples and Capri
1879 Travels in Spain, studies and copies works by Velazquez at the Prado
1880 Travels to Morocco, copies paintings by Frans Hals in Holland
1882 Exhibits in London for the first time, at Royal Academy, Grosvenor Gallery, and Fine Arts Society
1886 Moves to London
1887 Travels to America to paint portraits in Newport, Boston, and New York
1889 Named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour
1891 Travels in Egyt, Greece, and Turkey
Elected Associate of the National Academy of Design, New York
1894 Elected Associate of the Royal Academy, London
1897 Elected to full membership of both Royal Academy and National Academy of Design
1905 Travels to Syria and Palestine
1907 Edward VII recommends him for a knighthood, which he declines because of his American citizenship
1918 Spends four months near the battlefront in France as an official British war artist
1925 Dies in sleep 15 April in London
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