John Singer Sargent is one of several famous artists
buried at Brookwood who have an entry in the
Dictionary of National
An American artist, who spent most of his life in London.
Sargent began his training in Paris and exhibited there from
1877. He moved to England in 1884 and his early years in this country
show his "impressionistic" style.
From the late 1880s he established himself as a
portrait painter, and has been described as
the most fashionable portrait artist since
Sir Thomas Lawrence. In the early 1900s he tired of "paughtraiture" and concentrated on
landscapes, charcoal sketches, watercolors, and the decoration of the Boston
He served briefly as an official war artist in 1918.
Sargent is buried in plot 35 (the "Ring").
John Singer Sargent (self portrait)