Mark Beard, ‘Wrestler with Cap’, Carrie Haddad Gallery

25 x 20.5 inches framed
Artist made distressed wooden frame painted silver
Portrait of a single male athlete in uniform.
Painted by Mark Beard's most prolific artist persona, Bruce Sargeant.
While it is suggested according to the narrative that this painting was created in the 1930s, it is in fact a contemporary work of art painted in 2015.

Signature: Signed "Bruce Sargeant" in red in upper left hand corner

Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

A visit to Mark Beard’s studio is like discovering Michelangelo’s lair: oil paintings layer the walls, lifedrawings litter the table at the feet of heroic bronzes; ceramics, architectural maquettes are everywhere; virtuosity, in every medium. And then it gets even more interesting.
Mark’s talent is so overflowing that, years ago, he needed to channel himself into alter egos. Mark invented the persona of “Bruce Sargeant,” an imagined English artist, contemporary of E. M. Forster, Rupert Brooke, and John Sloan. Mark also created Bruce Sargeant’s teacher, Hippolyte-Alexandre Michallon, a 19th-century French Academist. Michallon also taught Edith Thayer Cromwell, an American avant-gardeist; and Brechtolt Steeruwitz, the German Expressionist, a most complex personality. Peter Coulter, the newest persona, represents the "third generation" as he was taught briefly by Thayer Cromwell and Streerowitz. The style of each of these artists is individual, brilliant and true.
Mark Beard is unprecedented, but not singular. Accomplished in every medium, he is more than a complete artist—he is at least six.

Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake city, now lives in New York City. His works are in museum collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; and the Harvard, Yale, and Princeton University Art Museums; among many others. We would not be the least bit surprised to see new ‘personas’ emerge in the coming years.

About Mark Beard

American, b. 1956, based in New York, NY, United States

Solo Shows

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

Group Shows

Augsburg, Germany,
The Seven Deadly Sins
View Artist's CV