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John Singer Sargent Quotes

(1856-1925), American Artist

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.

Category: Painters And Painting

I hate to paint portraits! I hope never to paint another portrait in my life. Portraiture may be all right for a man in his youth, but after forty I believe that manual dexterity deserts one, and, besides, the color-sense is less acute. Youth can better stand the exactions of a personal kind that are inseparable from portraiture. I have had enough of it.

Category: Portraits