Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Tabletop Still Life
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Tabletop Still Life
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Ascending Athletes
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Ascending Athletes 2
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Young Athlete
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Young Athlete
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Lesiure
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Lesiure
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Disrobing
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Disrobing
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Untitled (Youth with Towel)
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Untitled (Youth with Towel)
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Still Life with Chair Shirt and Hunting Boots
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Still Life with Chair, Shirt, and Hunting Boots
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Shrewsbury Gaol
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Shrewsbury Gaol
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Hunter
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Hunter
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Rowing Team
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Rowing Team
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Shirtless Man
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Shirtless Man
Mark Beard, Hippolyte-Alexandre Michallon, La Mort du Chasseur de Tigre
[Hippolyte-Alexandre Michallon (1849-1930)] La Mort du Chasseur de Tigre
Bruce Sargeant, Edith Thayer Cromwell, Workmen
[Edith Thayer Cromwell (1893-1962)] Workmen
Mark Beard, Hippolyte-Alexandre Michallon, La Chasse aux Cygnes
[Hippolyte-Alexandre Michallon (1849-1930)] La Chasse aux Cygnes
Mark Beard, Edith Thayer Cromwell, Richmond Barthe
[Edith Thayer Cromwell (1893-1962)] Richmond Barthé
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Athlete with White Towel
Athlete with White Towel
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Cock
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Cock
Mark Beard, Edith Thayer Cromwell, Cock
[Edith Thayer Cromwell (1893-1962)] Cock
Mark Beard, Brechtholdt Streeruwitz, Cock
[Brechtholdt Streeruwitz (1890-1973)] Der Hahn
Mark Beard, Hippolyte-Alexandre Michallon, Coq Domestique et Poules
[Hippolyte-Alexandre Michallon (1849-1930)] Coq Domestique et Poules
Mark Beard, Peter Coulter, Cock
[Peter Coulter (1948- )] Cock
Streeruwitz Die Gehängten
[Brechtholdt Streeruwitz (1890-1973)] Die Gehängten
Mark Beard, Peter Coulter, Wounded Narcissist
[Peter Coulter (1948- )] Wounded Narcissist
Mark Beard, Edith Thayer Cromwell, Marguerite Yourcenar with Antinous on Mount Desert Island
[Edith Thayer Cromwell (1893-1962)] Marguerite Yourcenar with Antinous on Mount Desert Island
Mark Beard, Peter Coulter, Cunt
[Peter Coulter (1948- )] Cunt
Mark Beard, Peter Coulter, Subliminal Art (Buy Art)
[Peter Coulter (1948- )] Subliminal Art (Buy Art)
Mark Beard, Peter Coulter, 15 Minutes of Shame
[Peter Coulter (1948- )] 15 Minutes of Shame
Mark Beard, Edith Thayer Cromwell, Cornwall Morning
[Edith Thayer Cromwell (1893-1962)] Cornwall Morning
Mark Beard, Peter Coulter, Piss Shit Blood & Death
[Peter Coulter (1948- )] Piss, Shit, Blood, & Death
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Four Rowers 2
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Four Rowers 2
Mark Beard, Edith Thayer Cromwell, Jane Bowles
[Edith Thayer Cromwell (1893-1962)] Jane Bowles
Mark Beard, Brechtholdt Streeruwitz, Der Trauerzug Franz Joesphes I
[Brechtholdt Streeruwitz (1890-1973)] Der Trauerzug Franz Josephes I
Mark Beard, Brechtholdt Streeruwitz, Pherde
[Brechtholdt Streeruwitz (1890-1973)] Pherde
Mark Beard, Brechtholdt Streeruwitz, Untitled
[Brechtholdt Streeruwitz (1890-1973)] Untitled
Mark Beard, Edith Cromwell, Low Place
[Edith Thayer Cromwell (1893-1962)] Low Place
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September 16 – October 30, 2010

ClampArt is pleased to announce the exhibition, “Bruce Sargeant and His Circle: By Mark Beard,” which coincides with the release of the publication of the same title from Chronicle Books.

New York-based artist, Mark Beard, has devoted the last two decades to exploring and amassing the work of Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938), a painter who largely idealized and celebrated the beauty of the male form. Had Sargeant not met a tragic and unexpected death in a wrestling accident at the age of 40, he may have gone on to achieve the fame and renown of such painters as James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Eakins, or Winslow Homer. Instead, his oeuvre has remained hidden for years and only recently brought to light thanks to the efforts of Beard.

In addition to paintings and sculpture by Sargeant, the exhibition also includes examples by the artist’s close circle, including his teacher, Hippolyte-Alexandre Michallon (1849-1930); his friend and colleague, Edith Thayer Cromwell (1893-1962); archrival, Brechtholdt Streeruwitz (1890-1973); and Peter Coulter (1948-), one of the many contemporary artists influenced by this talented group.

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 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.

Work by Mark Beard

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