Nichols House Museum Lecture Series Presents:
Karen Corsano and Daniel Williman, "John Singer Sargent in Boston"
New England Historic Genealogical Society: 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
John Singer Sargent was a contemporary of the Nichols family, who were aware of his work throughout the city of Boston and beyond. Rose Standish Nichols has in her postcard collection an image of his painting “In the Generalife”. Boston was a true home town to John Singer Sargent, from his very first solo exhibition in 1889 to the last installation of his murals in 1925. That was because Boston wanted to welcome and honor him, to give him a circle of friends and a succession of portrait subjects to match his professional and social successes in London. Sargent returned the compliment by painting monumental murals – which he considered the highest form of his art – here and nowhere else. The authors have lively stories to tell, in words and pictures, of Sargent’s life and work in Boston.
A light reception begins at 5:30pm and the lecture will begin at 6:00pm.
Following the lecure, Corsano and Williman will be selling and signing copies of their book, John Singer Sargent and His Muse: Painting Love and Loss, a sensitive and compelling biography shedding light on John Singer Sargent’s art through an intimate history of his family. The book features a special focus on his niece and muse, Rose-Marie Ormond, telling her story for the first time.
Copies of the new paperback edition of the book will be available for sale for $24 via cash or check only.
Please note that this lecture is limited to 75 participants. Reserve your spot now!
About Our Lecturers:
Until her recent retirement, Karen Corsano was the senior programmer of the Nurses' Health Study and other epidemiological studies at the Channing Laboratory, Boston. Daniel Williman retired in 2007 as professor of Latin and History at Binghamton University in New York State. Since 1991, they have collaborated on studies of Medieval Latin archives and libraries. By 2003, when they married, they were using their archival skills differently, collecting material for their history of John Singer Sargent and Rose-Marie André-Michel.