John Singer Sargent
(January 12,1856-April 14, 1925)
"In a time when the art world focused, in turn, on Impressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism, Sargent practiced his own form of Realism, which made brilliant references to Velázquez, Van Dyck, and Gainsborough. His seemingly effortless facility for paraphrasing the masters in a contemporary fashion led to a stream of commissioned portraits of remarkable virtuosity" (Wikipedia)
Love his paintings. I love his attention to details on the dresses. Paintings are a good way to have a glimpse on what was glamourous in those times.