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John Singer Sargent
Biography
1856
Born in Florence to American parents.
1873
Enrolls in the Accademia delle Belle Arti, Florence.
1874
Enrolls in Carolus-Duran's atelier, Paris.
Passes the concours des places at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
1884
"Madame X" is shown at the Salon, Paris.
1888
First solo exhibition at the St Botolph Club, Boston.
1890
Landmark New York exhibition, Society of American Artists spring annual show.
Receives a mural commission for the new Boston Public Library.
1903
First London solo exhibition, Carfax & Co.
A book of photogravures by Alice Meynell is published in London and New York.
1916
The Metropolitan Museum of Art purchases "Madame X or Madame Gautrau" for 1,000 pounds.
1918
Becomes an official war artist.
1924
A retrospective exhibition at the Grand Central Art Galleries, New York.
1925
Dies in his sleep at age sixty-nine, Chelsea, England.
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