|“Omnibus Paris,” from 1892, the first painting Anders Zorn sold in the US, was purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner, who became a patron of Zorn’s.|
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As a painter, Zorn didn’t break new ground, but he had outstanding technique, and a keen sense of the psychology of portraiture, aided by his own extroverted personality. Perhaps most importantly, he had a terrific agent — himself.
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