EXHIBITION

Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Two Friends
Two Friends
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Rowing Team
Rowing Team
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Two Young Men in Sandals
Two Young Men in Sandals
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Falconer
Falconer
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Two Men on Painted Tiles
Two Men on Painted Tiles
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Two Men on Safari
Two Men on Safari
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Card Players
Card Players
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Locker Room Scene
Locker Room Scene
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Star Wrestlers
Star Wrestlers
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Benjamin with Medicine Ball
Benjamin with Medicine Ball
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Benjamin in Boxers
Benjamin in Boxers
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Quarterback (Benjamin)
Quarterback (Benjamin)
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Man with Towel on Lap
Man with Towel on Lap
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Many Athletes
Many Athletes
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Two Wrestlers
Two Wrestlers
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Group of Men on the Beach
Group of Men on the Beach
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Wrestler and Man Looking On
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Adjusting his Garters
Adjusting his Garters
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Tutor Correcting Posture
Tutor Correcting Posture
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, On the Bank of the Iam River
On the Bank of the Iam River
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Hunter in Leiderhosen
Hunter in Lederhosen
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Joe in a Tie
Joe in a Tie
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Art Collector
Art Collector
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Boris in Bomber Jacket
Boris in Bomber Jacket
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Jeff Looking into the Distance
Jeff Looking into the Distance
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Rancher
Rancher
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Three Men Bathing
Three Men Bathing
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Man From Below
Man from Below
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Michael Moon Beam
Michael Moonbeam
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Two Men on a Rock
Two Men on a Rock
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Pensive Model
Pensive Model

December 1, 2016 – January 28, 2017

Opening Reception:
Thursday, December 1, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

ClampArt is pleased to announce “Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938): Parlor, Gymnasium & Field”—curated by New York artist Mark Beard (Bruce Sargeant’s great nephew).

Mark Beard has devoted more than two decades of his life to researching and collecting the work of Bruce Sargeant, a painter who largely concentrated on the idealization and celebration of the male form. Had Sargeant not met with a tragic and untimely death at the age of 40, he may have gone on to achieve the fame and renown awarded to such painters as James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Eakins, and Winslow Homer—artists to whom his style is often compared. Instead, Sargeant’s oeuvre remained relatively unknown for years until it was brought to light by the efforts of Beard.

The current exhibition gathers canvases in which Sargeant portrays his young models in various private settings such as the parlor and studio; to quasi-public spaces including the gymnasium; on to the field and in the great outdoors. Mark Beard’s selection of a wide array of scenes reflects his great uncle’s interest in men of all social echelons—from ranchers and people of the working class up the social ladder to sportsmen and art collectors alike.

Mark Beard (1956-) was born and raised in Salt Lake City. His portraits, nudes, bronzes, and handcrafted books have been exhibited worldwide, and he has also designed more than twenty theatrical sets in New York, London, and Germany. His works are in numerous museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut; and the Princeton, Harvard, and Yale University Museums, among many others.

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