Garshin is more than just a beautifully rendered head. In this painting I feel like I am seeing the whole story of a man’s life depicted in the eyes alone. When I first saw Garshin, I immediately did some research to discover who he was in real life.
John Singer Sargent self portrait, Sargent was an American artist, considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocations of Edwardian era luxury. He lived most of his life in Europe.