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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

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

Solo Shows on Artsy

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

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Summer Exhibit, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson
2016
The Seven Deadly Sins, Diözesanmuseum, Augsburg, Germany
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