John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) "White Ships", 1908 Watercolor over graphite, with gouache and wax resist, on paper 13 7/8 × 19 3/8 in. (35.24 × 49.21 cm) Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by Special Subscription, 09.846 Photo: Brooklyn Museum. Courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

“Sargent and Spain” Exhibition Coming to The Legion

Early next year The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will  present Sargent and Spain, the first exhibition to explore the influence of Spanish culture on the dynamic visual practice of the American expatriate artist John Singer Sargent (1856–1925).

His fascination with Spain, which developed over the course of seven visits taken from 1879 to 1912, resulted in a remarkable body of work. The exhibition will present an array of Sargent’s dazzling oils, watercolors, drawings, and never-before-exhibited photographs from his personal collection, which explore Spain’s rich culture (both historic and modern), its people, and its magnificent urban and rural landscapes.

Sargent and Spain will be on view at the Legion of Honor museum, the exclusive West Coast venue for this exhibition.

Sargent and Spain will be on view from February 11 through May 14, 2023 at the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco.