Mark Beard, ‘Man in Safari Cap’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Man in Safari Cap’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Man in Safari Cap’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Man in Safari Cap’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Man in Safari Cap’, Carrie Haddad Gallery

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

This vertical, contemporary portraiture painting of a man in a safari hat was made by Mark Beard under his fictitious artistic persona, Bruce Sargeant. Painted in a modern Academic style, the hunter, faced away from the viewer towards an unseen landscape, dons a pale beige safari cap, crisp white shirt, and a yellow, black and red argyle patterned tie. The man's blush red cheeks and lips contrast against his stone-like grey blue skin and jet black hair. Standing against a white cloud filled blue sky, we can imagine the man in an outdoor setting. Framed in a simple black painted wood stripping, the painting completed on canvas is signed in the upper left corner in red paint, 'B. Sargeant'.

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 left corner, 'B. Sargeant', in red oil paint

About Mark Beard

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