oil on canvas
16.75 x 20.75 x 1.5 inches in thin black painted wood stripping
This horizontal, contemporary figurative painting of two half-nude men was made by Mark Beard under his fictitious artistic persona, Bruce Sargeant. Painted in a modern Academic style, the two men, perhaps athletes in a locker room setting, face away from the viewer while dressing in white shirts and grey green trousers. The men's blush red cheeks and lips contrast against their stone-like grey blue skin. Posed in front of a gestural charcoal grey background, the two men flaunt their young muscular builds. The painting completed on canvas is signed in the upper left corner in red paint, 'B. Sargeant' and is framed in a simple black painted wood stripping,
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 in red paint, 'B. Sargeant'
About Mark Beard
American, b. 1956, based in New York, NY, United States