Photo Release -- John Singer Sargent Exhibition at Adelson Galleries, New York

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Outstanding landscapes and interiors painted by John Singer Sargent are on view in New York in Sargent and Impressionism at Adelson Galleries () from November 4 through December 18, 2010. On loan from museum and private collections in the U.S. and abroad, the 30 oil paintings, watercolors and ink drawings date from 1883 to 1889, known as Sargent's Impressionist period.

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Sargent and Impressionism continues Adelson Galleries' 30-year tradition of Sargent scholarship, and is its fourth exhibition exclusively devoted to the work of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). Warren Adelson initiated research on the Sargent Catalogue Raisonné in 1980 with Richard Ormond, Sargent expert and the artist's great-nephew. The exhibition coincides with the November 18 publication of John Singer Sargent, Figures and Landscapes, 1883-1899: The Complete Paintings Volume V by Yale University Press.

The period covered by Sargent and Impressionism immediately follows the scandal over Sargent's 1884 portrait Madame X (Metropolitan Museum), when he left Paris abruptly, and moved to England to focus on painting. With few portrait commissions to occupy him at this time, Sargent pursued stylistic experimentation and furthered his relationship with Claude Monet. The exhibition catalogue discusses 17 newly published letters written by Sargent to Monet, sharing artistic dialogue and revealing Sargent's role in rescuing Édouard Manet's Olympia (Musée d'Orsay) from purchase by an American collector in 1889, so it could stay in France. 

Sargent painted many of the exhibition's dazzling landscapes with family and friends while living among a vibrant community of artists and writers in the English countryside. Time spent in the bucolic villages re-energized him, as did exchanges with fellow artists and writers including Henry James and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Adelson Galleries is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, one block away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For more information, please visit

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