Mark Beard, ‘Athlete in the Nude’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Athlete in the Nude’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Athlete in the Nude’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Athlete in the Nude’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Athlete in the Nude’, Carrie Haddad Gallery

oil on canvas
14.75 x 11.75 x 1.5 inches in thin black painted wood stripping

This vertical, contemporary painting completed in an Academic style of a nude male athlete posing with a shot put was made by artist, Mark Beard, who goes by the fictitious painterly persona, Bruce Sargeant. The pale blue-grey male nude can be likened to a Classical Greek statue engaged in a contrapposto stance with a heightened arm, balancing a brown shot put. Blush red flesh tones contrast against the athlete's stone-like grey blue skin. The figure stands in concentration against a charcoal grey background of thin layered paint in loose, gestural brushstrokes. Complimented in a simple black painted wood stripping, the artist completed this painting on canvas and signed the work 'B. Sargeant' in the upper right corner in red paint.

Painted in a style that evokes the portraits of John Singer Sargent, Mark Beard is the living artist who paints under the pseudonym "Bruce Sargeant".

Signature: Upper right corner in red paint, 'B. Sargeant'

About Mark Beard

American, b. 1956, based in New York, NY, United States

Exhibition Highlights

2015
Life as a Work of Art Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
New York Portraits 1978-2008
2013
Mattatuck Museum (Munger Room), 
Waterbury, CT, United States,
Alter Ego: Bruce Sargeant | Mark Beard
2013
MILA Kunstgalerie, 
Berlin, Germany,
Mark Beard and His Entourage

Solo Shows

2015
Life as a Work of Art Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
New York Portraits 1978-2008
2013
Mattatuck Museum (Munger Room), 
Waterbury, CT, United States,
Alter Ego: Bruce Sargeant | Mark Beard
2013
MILA Kunstgalerie, 
Berlin, Germany,
Mark Beard and His Entourage
2008
John Stevenson Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
Mark Beard
2008
Hudson, NY, United States,
Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant
2003
John Stevenson Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
Solo Exhibit Mark Beard
1999
Wessel + O'Connor Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
Mark Beard and Bruce Sargeant
1998
Rivaga Gallery, 
Washington, DC, United States,
Bruce Sargeant
1995
Grey Art Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant
1991
Galerie Niel Ewerbeck, 
Vienna, Austria,
Mark Beard
1988
Galerie Biedermann, 
Munich, Germany,
Introducing Mark Beard
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