“Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends”

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), one of the world’s greatest painters, was born in Florence, Italy, to American parents. As a teenager, with little formal education but already with a broad knowledge of music, architecture, and the fine arts, and fluent in four languages (English, French, German, and Italian), it was clear to him what his … Read more

“Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism”

Hundreds of 19th-century painters are interred at Green-Wood: landscape painters, portraitists, and more. But Green-Wood has only a few modernists. Alfred Henry Maurer was one. Painter Alfred Maurer (1868-1932), who is interred at Green-Wood, worked late in the 19th and early in the 20th century, when American and European art were changing fundamentally. His art, … Read more