Visions of a Time Gone by John Singer Sargent – Online Art Lecture

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DateSeptember 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Time10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $Free

Non-Member's Price $25


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Sargent was a wealthy debonair society painter.  He had a profound understanding of the character of the person sitting for him.  An American expatriate artist, he was considered the “leading portrait painter of is his generation” for his evocations of Edwardian-era and the luxuriant nature of the Gilded Age.  His portrait painting – fluid in style and psychological perspective – remains a testament to a culture doomed while it was laughing.  Sargent created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings.

This PowerPoint Zoom lecture will hopefully shed light on his desire to make art that outlasts time and place.

Please note: this interactive and hands-on event is hosted online, which means you get to enjoy it from the comfort of your living room, patio or kitchen table! An access link will be provided prior to the start of the event.


Kevin Costello graduated from the Chelsea School of Art and University of London’s Goldsmiths College with diplomas in Fine Art and Art History.

Kevin’s involvement in the Sarasota arts community is varied and includes having been Art and Architecture Correspondent for the Sarasota Herald Tribune and a Contributing Writer for Arts and Culture Magazine.

Kevin, a studio artist, has taught painting, figure and conceptual drawing, sculpture and art history at the San Francisco Academy of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Ringling College of Art and Design.

He is a poet and a lecturer in contemporary art history at numerous arts and continuing education institutions throughout Central West Florida.