John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Praise of Women

The Fenimore Art Museum presents the first major exhibition on the topic of portraits of women by the well-known American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925).  The exhibition explores Sargent’s range of styles and depth of characterization in his portraits of society women, as well as his fascination with exotic working-class women of Venice and Capri. The paintings and drawings provide an intimate glimpse into the lives of these women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Included will be drawings of Madame Gautreau, the mysterious subject of Sargent's famous portrait Madame X.