John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), Fumée d'Ambre Gris (Smoke of Ambergris), 1880. Oil on canvas. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts (1955.15)
Sargent’s Youthful Genius:
Paintings from the Clark
March 11, 2012 - June 17, 2012
At the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Four of the Clark's John Singer Sargent paintings are on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, in the exhibition Sargent's Youthful Genius: Paintings from the Clark.
Sterling Clark’s discerning eye led him to acquire several works by Sargent, including the monumental painting Fumée d’Ambre Gris, which Clark purchased in 1914. Though intimate in scale, Sargent’s Youthful Genius: Paintings from the Clark provides insight into a remarkably talented young artist, who achieved international acclaim by the time he turned thirty.
Sargent’s Youthful Genius: Paintings from the Clark is presented at the museum as part of a joint program with the Kimbell Art Museum, which will concurrently show the exhibition The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark. Both exhibitions are organized by the Clark.