Zorn’s finest art seen through his paintings of ordinary people, particularly those of his home town Mora in Sweden.
A portrait of Grover Cleveland, who had until recently President of the USA, an impudent nude, and girls frolicking in the sauna.
Nudes out in fresh air and sunshine, engravings in his distinctive lined style, and some social comment in the 1890s.
He wins himself the admiration of two rich American collectors, while returning to Sweden to paint in the country.
During a visit to St Ives in Cornwall, he starts painting in oils, then moves to Paris where commercial and artistic success await.
He resumes his travels, visiting Istanbul, Greece, Italy, then Algeria and Spain. Wonderful watercolours from there and at home in Sweden.
A brilliant watercolour painter as a student, he made a success of portraiture in Sweden and London. His early career to 1885.
There’s been extensive speculation over his late landscapes painted near Aix. Here’s the evidence in the paintings themselves.
It’s just water, pigment, a little binder and paper. What’s so difficult in painting a brilliant watercolour? Sargent shows us how to do it.
The evolution of a painting of Dieppe Harbour through pencil sketches and to watercolour rough, and some problems of his oil techniques.