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