Exhibition Focuses on Three of the Most Original Painters of the Late 19th and Early 20th-Centuries

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CAMBRIDGE.- An exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum focuses on three of the most original painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries: John Singer Sargent, Walter Sickert and Stanley Spencer. Drawn from The Fitzwilliam Museum’s holdings of paintings, watercolours and drawings by these three artists, which are amongst the finest in the UK, this exhibition offers the chance to explore the ‘hidden depths’ of the Museum’s world-class collections. At first glance, the lives and careers of these artists appear disparate. Sargent (1856-1925), an American based in Europe, was one of the leading portraitists of his day, whose suave society paintings appeared in sharp contrast to the darker social realism of his contemporary, the German-born ‘London Impressionist’ Sickert (1860-1942) – and even further from the naïve visions of Spencer’s (1891-1959) native Berkshire. Yet, as this exh