Paul turner sargent
Paul Turner Sargent is an Illinois artist, born and raised in Hutton Township, Coles County. He is well known for his landscapes of the Illinois countryside, as well as various images from his travels to California, Indianapolis and Florida. Sargent attended Eastern Illinois State Normal school, as well as the Art Institute of Chicago. It was then that he became one of the first members of the Brown County Artist Colony of Indianapolis. Yet through his travels and schooling in Chicago- his heart never left his childhood home in Illinois.
Images on this website come from two main places. The Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University owns a large collection of Sargent paintings, purchased when items from his studio were put to auction after his death in 1946.
Samuel Sargent, brother of Paul, was a large collector of Sargent family records and did extensive research on his family past and present. Much of his research also included keeping track of his brother's biography. Many of these images come from Samuel's collection of documents which he bequeathed to Eastern Illinois' University Archives.