Mark Beard, ‘Two Men in White Shirts’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Two Men in White Shirts’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Two Men in White Shirts’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Two Men in White Shirts’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Two Men in White Shirts’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Two Men in White Shirts’, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Mark Beard, ‘Two Men in White Shirts’, Carrie Haddad Gallery

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