John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856, Florence, Italy – April 14, 1925, London) was an American artist, considered the leading portrait painter of his generation. During his career, he created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors. His oeuvre documents worldwide travel, from Venice to the Tyrol, Corfu, the Middle East, Montana, Maine, and Florida. His painting "Gassed" is one of the most haunting and defining images of World War I.