9780300249866-0300249861-Boston's Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent

Boston's Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent

ISBN-13: 9780300249866
ISBN-10: 0300249861
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Format: Hardcover 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300249866
ISBN-10: 0300249861
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Format: Hardcover 256 pages

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The story of the extraordinary collaboration behind one of John Singer Sargent’s renowned late masterpieces

In 1916, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) met Thomas Eugene McKeller (1890–1962), a young African American elevator attendant, at Boston’s Hotel Vendome. McKeller became the principal model for Sargent’s murals in the new wing of the city’s Museum of Fine Arts, among the painter’s most ambitious works. Sargent’s nude studies and sketches from this project attest to a close collaboration between the two men that unfolded over nearly ten years. Featuring drawings given by Sargent to Isabella Stewart Gardner and published in full for the first time, a portrait of McKeller, and archival materials reconstructing his life and relationship with Sargent, this book opens new avenues into artist-model relationships and transforms our understanding of Sargent’s iconic American paintings. Essays offer the first biography of McKeller and a window onto African American life in early-20th-century Boston. They also address the artist’s sexuality, his models, and questions of race and identity.
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