New Since Last Update
Three Weeks in
And it will only take
you two minutes to surf -- if that; but that's what it's all about,
to let you digest an incredibly significant amount of information
quickly. This has been something I have been striving for -- to be
able to let a person surf multi-dimensionally. What I have for you
today is one of the most significant moment's in the world of
In 1986 two
institutions put together one of most historically significant
exhibition since Sargent's death. It is hard to pinpoint a moment in
time that equals the quantum jump in understanding and appreciation
that took place as a result. Included in this are some new Sargent
paintings and drawing which are new to the JSS Gallery.
John Singer Sargent, An Exhibition -- Whitney Museum, NY & The Art
Institute of Chicago 1986-1987
Macpherson Dobell, 1919, Novermber 19th
to the Editor
I was wondering what
you knew of the Sargent painting completed in 1875 entitled
[Also were you aware
that Sargent was copied] by none other than Sir Winston Churchill?
Colleen Kollar Zorn
This work is currently offered for sale by A.J. Kollar Fine
Paintings, Seattle, Washington.
I spent the entire lazy
day on your site and am glad for having done so.
Francesca E Miller
I've always loved JSS
but even more since I got involved with your gallery. It is the most
exciting thing on the net. I am in the process of polishing my first
manuscript, a strange romance in Boston in 1880. Linda was my editor
and pushed me along the way. I never would have met her if it wasn't
for you. I'll keep you abreast of everything that's going on.
both Francesca and Linda have contributed to the
Dr Pozzi Page here )
My great uncle was
Wilfred de Glehn . . . When I was a child I used to sit beside
"Uncle Willie" and watch him paint. . . .
I had an interesting
e-mail a while ago from someone called Tony Hirtenstein, who is
Netty Huxley's great grandson! He had come across my e-mail address
on the JSS website.
I am setting out a few excerpts from his e-mail that may be of
The painting by
Philip de Laszlo, called "Portrait
of a Lady." The description underneath seems to indicate
that no precise identity was attached to the person in the tableau,
and that Christie's evaluated this painting at some £5,000-7,000.
As a Roumanian genealogist I can state [who she is . . .]
Here is another
Sargent-related article for you, from The Sunday Telegraph, October
18, 1998. It relates to the exhibit "Sargent
at the Tate Gallery" in 1998. As always, it's interesting to
see different perspectives on Sargent. . .
I am a teacher and
every year I do a reading lesson on synthesis, and part of the
lesson is reflecting on how we have personal reactions to various
artists' paintings. I pull up my favorite painter, John Singer
Sargent, and show several of his works, including my favorite,
Corfu, Lights and Shadows.
Last year when I emailed you with this, my personal favorite, you
added it to your gallery page [major
When I showed it to my class (fifth grade) and they saw my name,
they applauded. You made my day!
I thought you might like to see this picture of John Singer
Sargent's tomb, which appeared in my local paper when it got "listed
status" which should help get funds for maintenance.
October 1 2004
Dear Ms. Wallace,
You definitely owe me a cup of coffee!! I, by chance, found your
website devoted to John Singer Sargent last night and was
immediately hooked! I was up until 3:30 in the morning completely
absorbed. Wonderful job. I, myself, have just launched a website
devoted to highlighting the life and work of American sculptor
Sally James Farnham (located here) . I tried searching
the Web for similar sites and came up with a few to compare and
learn from. I only wish I would have stumbled upon yours sooner!
It is truly the most comprehensive collection of info on the Web
related to Sargent imaginable. You obviously love your subject, as I
I hope to become a member of your site in the coming month. I
appreciate all of the work you have given to the site and I
completely understand the term "privately funded"!!
Kudos and the best of luck. Your site will definitely become a
regular stop for me from this day forth!
All best and kind regards,