Mark Beard, ‘Man Drying Himself with Towel’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Man Drying Himself with Towel’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Man Drying Himself with Towel’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Man Drying Himself with Towel’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Man Drying Himself with Towel’, Carrie Haddad Gallery

oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches unframed
37 x 30.5 x 3 inches in distressed black painted wood frame

This vertical, contemporary figurative painting of a single male nude was made by Mark Beard under his fictitious artistic persona, Bruce Sargeant. Painted in a modern Academic style, the nude man seated on multi-colored mosaic tile dries himself gracefully with a white towel. The man's blush red cheeks and the bright designs of the arabesque tile contrast with his stone-like grey blue skin. Facing away from the viewer, the man is concentrated on cleaning himself amidst an exotic Turkish bath setting. The painting completed on canvas is framed in a thick distressed black painted wood frame.

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".

About Mark Beard

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