John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age

Annelise K. Madsen; With contributions by Richard Ormond and Mary Broadway

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July 17, 2018
224 pages, 8 3/4 x 11 1/2
172 color + 20 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300232974
Hardcover

Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago

Out of Print

This groundbreaking study focuses on John Singer Sargent’s sustained, yet largely overlooked, involvement with Chicago’s vibrant Gilded Age culture. Documenting the artist’s personal connections to the city and the prominence of his work in Chicago collections, Annelise K. Madsen explores Sargent’s various contributions to Chicago’s artistic life, including his long-standing participation in local exhibitions. With scholarly rigor, this volume also delves into the taste and scope of midwestern patronage at the turn of the century, offering valuable insights into Chicago’s civic and cultural ambitions. Richly illustrated, John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age is an original and engaging examination of the complex relationship between one of the most cosmopolitan artists of his generation and the city of Chicago.
 

Annelise K. Madsen is the Gilda and Henry Buchbinder Assistant Curator of American Art and Mary Broadway is associate conservator of prints and drawings, both at the Art Institute of Chicago. Richard Ormond is John Singer Sargent’s grandnephew and a leading scholar of the artist’s work.  
 

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