John Singer Sargent(1856-1925) studied in Italy and Germany, and then in Paris under Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran. Sargent was a talented portrait and landscape artist.
I do not usually showcase this kind of art, but it is good to look at a variety of work to expand your own. Sargents’ work shows very well composed scenes with very striking lighting. I know I have mentioned this with other artists, but that is because composition and lighting are important and attract people to their work. If you want more information and samples of his art visit John Singer Sargent – The complete works