10 Total Quotes

John Sargent Quotes

Mine is the horny hand of toil.
John Sargent
#American Artist

I do not judge, I only chronicle.
John Sargent
#American Artist

Our director, Karen Kiefer, read a dedication.
John Sargent
#Dedication

You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.
John Sargent
#American Artist #Curiosity

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
John Sargent
#American Artist

A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth.
John Sargent
#American Artist #Painting

I don't dig beneath the surface for things that don't appear before my own eyes.
John Sargent
#Eyes

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.
John Sargent
#Portraits