John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent (1856-01-12 – 1925-04-14) was the most successful portrait painter of his era, as well as a gifted landscape painter and watercolorist. He was an American expatriate who lived most of his life in Europe.
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- A portrait is a picture in which there is something not quite right about the mouth.
- Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
- Quoted in Bentley and Esar, Treasury of Humorous Quotations (1951)