London's National Portrait Gallery to Exhibit Art by John Singer Sargent

Heads up, art fans! The National Portrait Gallery in London has announced a new major exhibition: Sargent: Portraits Of Artists And Friends will run from February 12 to May 25, 2015. 

The exhibit will cover the work of American portrait artist John Singer Sargent, who trained in Paris and worked mainly in London, where he was active from the 1870s until his death in 1925. The exhibition will include loans from galleries and private collections in Europe and America.

Spanning Sargent’s time in London, Paris and Boston as well as his travels in the Italian and English countryside, the exhibition will explore Sargent’s circle of friends and his connections with many of the other leading artists, writers, actors and musicians of the time. His portraits of these friends and contemporaries, including Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Robert Louis Stevenson, were rarely commissioned and allowed him to create more intimate and experimental works than was possible in his formal portraiture. 

The National Portrait Gallery is located in London’s West End in Trafalgar Square.