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American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is known as the society portrait painter of the Gilded Age. A lifelong expatriate, Sargent made seven visits to Spain from 1879 to 1912, resulting in a remarkable body of work. This exhibition is the first to explore the influence of Spain on Sargent’s work, and the Legion of Honor will be its exclusive West coast stop. Sargent and Spain will present an array of the artist’s dazzling oils, watercolors, and drawings, along with never-before-exhibited photographs showcasing Spain’s people, architecture, and magnificent rural and urban landscapes. This talk will immerse you in the rich culture of Spain and Sargent’s vibrant depictions of the country’s churches, coastlines, and dancers.
Luanne Andreotti, arts writer, editor, and docent at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will lead us in a talk on the exhibition.
Luanne received her Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, and her Bachelor’s Degree in History from UC Santa Barbara. She is currently the editor-in-chief of docent to docent Magazine, an online FAMSF resource she co-founded to keep the docent community connected. Luanne began her career as an on-air reporter for a CBS affiliate in central Pennsylvania, and at CNN in Atlanta as a news writer and on-air reporter for the southeast bureau and Showbiz Today. She left broadcasting to write about art and design and has served as an editor and contributor to newspapers and magazines nationwide. She segued to the web as West Coast Editor of Ecosalon.com, a magazine covering mindful living. She also produced the book Nursery Style for the design brand Serena and Lily.