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

Exhibition Highlights

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

Solo Shows

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