List of all the artists and subjects covered in this series, with brief summary of each artist, sample painting, and links.
Initiated by Whistler from 1860, it became popular with artists returning from training in Paris in the 1880s, then Sargent, Sickert, and teachers Tonks and Clausen.
A former surgeon, friends with Whistler, Sickert, Steer and Sargent. Influential teacher and one of the British Impressionists.
From 1887, he was the most prominent British Impressionist, painting bright, high chroma beach views in particular.
Gloves have long been objects of fashion: paintings from Fantin-Latour’s portrait of Manet to Khnopff’s mysterious symbolism.
More newsworthy paintings from Sisley, war artists including Henry Tonks, Edvard Munch, and court artists.
It’s our faces, more than any other part of the body, that make us human. Paintings of veiled and masked faces by Pelez, Morelli and others.
John Singer Sargent’s ‘Gassed’ was probably the most important painting of the year, but wasn’t the only memorial to the millions who died.
A century ago, the Great War ended. Here are some great paintings from war artists like John Singer Sargent and Paul Nash, and others like Lovis Corinth.
Transformation in the late 19th century, shown in paintings by van Gogh, John Singer Sargent, and others.