oil on canvas
12 x 15 x 1.5 inches in thin black painted wood stripping
This horizontal, contemporary figurative painting of two men was made by Mark Beard under his fictitious artistic persona, Bruce Sargeant. Painted in a modern Academic style, the two men with arms around each other, face away from the viewer in relaxed conversation. The men's blush red cheeks and lips contrast against their stone-like grey blue skin and stark white shirts. Lounging against a gestural charcoal grey background, the clean cut gentlemen don crisp white shirts with red and blue suspenders and tie. Framed in a simple black painted wood stripping, the painting completed on canvas is signed in the upper right 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'
About Mark Beard
American, b. 1956, based in New York, NY, United States