American painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was born in Florence, Italy to expatriate parents. His work was heavily influenced by his European travels and French training, and is difficult to categorize. He worked in many media including watercolor, oil, and charcoal. He painted landscapes, genre scenes, murals, and portraits. His style owed much to the techniques of both the Old Masters and the Impressionists. Sargent remains today most recognized for his portraiture. He died in England, where he had spent most of his working life, at the age of 69.