EXHIBITION

Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Seven Gymnasts
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Seven Gymnasts on the Ropes
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Boy and Girl with Picnic Basket in Afternoon Sun
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Boy and Girl with Picnic Basket in Afternoon Sun
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Dressing for a Morning Hunt
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Dressing for a Morning Hunt
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Five Gymnasts in Training
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Five Gymnasts in Training
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Five Rowers Gliding Through Cattails
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Five Rowers Gliding Through Cattails
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] A Wrestler, His Girlfriend, and Their Dog
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] A Wrestler, His Girlfriend, and Their Dog
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Four Gymnasts on Ropes Listening to Coach
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Four Gymnasts on Ropes Listening to Coach
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Getting Dressed After the Match
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Getting Dressed After the Match
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Man with Woman in a Yellow Dress
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Man with Woman in a Yellow Dress
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Man and His Dog Watching Boaters on the Water
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Man and His Dog Watching Boaters on the Water
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Handstands in a Row
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Handstands in a Row
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Young Woman Reclining by the Lake
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Young Woman Reclining by the Lake
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Man with Ropes and Rings
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Man with Ropes and Rings
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Pulling Himself Up on the Rope
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Pulling Himself Up on the Rope
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Friends Learning the Ropes
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Friends Learning the Ropes
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Picnickers with Bicycles
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Picnickers with Bicycles
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Tennis Whites and Wrestling Singlet
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Tennis Whites and Wrestling Singlet
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Champion Wrestling Team
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Champion Wrestling Team
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938), Runners at the Track, 2018
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Runners at the Track
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Exercising En Plein Air
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Exercising En Plein Air
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Hunter with Striped Tie
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Hunter with Striped Tie
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Bon Soir Marin
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Bon Soir, Marin
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Two Men, One With Dumbbells
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Men, One With Dumbbells
Beard, Wrestlers Practicing on the Mat
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Wrestlers Practicing on the Mat
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] ThreeFootballPlyrs980
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Three Football Players
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Young Couple on a Bench in a Hall
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Young Couple on a Bench in the Hall
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938), Two Gondoliers, One Seated
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Gondoliers, One Seated
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Shore Leave
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Shore Leave
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Young Wrestler and His Mentor
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Young Wrestler and His Mentor
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Salvation in the Tropics, Recto
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Salvation in the Tropics
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Priests Alone in Their Room
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Priests Alone in Their Room
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Tied and Blindfolded
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Tied and Blindfolded
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938), Two Hunters, One Wearing Suspenders
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Hunters, One Wearing Suspenders
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Cellist Practicing at Home
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Cellist Practicing at Home
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Bodybuilder in White Shorts
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Bodybuilder in White Shorts
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938), Two Men in Boxing Gloves
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Men in Boxing Gloves
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Wrestlers
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Wrestlers
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant, Boris with Constructivist Background
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Boris with Constructivist Background
Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938), Two Men Reclining on a Blanket
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Men Reclining on a Blanket
Mark Beard, [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Statue of an Athlete
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Statue of an Athlete
Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938): The Lost Murals, Installation Image I
Installation Image I
Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938): The Lost Murals, Installation Image II
Installation Image II
Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938): The Lost Murals, Installation Image III
Installation Image III
Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938): The Lost Murals, Installation Image IV
Installation Image IV
Bruce Sargeant
Installation Image V
Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938): The Lost Murals, Installation Image VI
Installation Image VI
Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938): The Lost Murals, Installation Image VII
Installation Image VII

October 4 – November 24, 2018

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 4, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

ClampArt is pleased to announce “Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938): The Lost Murals”—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 Lost Murals” brings together large-scale canvases that were known to exist but hidden from public view for over half a century. After years of meticulous research, Beard located the murals and painstakingly arranged for their return from a number of locations around the globe. In the murals, Beard’s great-uncle portrays his favorite subject: muscular young men at the peak of form and athletic prowess. Clothed in wrestling singlets, tank tops, boxer shorts, and crisp, white dress shirts, the athletes are shown flexing and cavorting among ropes, rings, beams, and other gymnast equipment. Seen together for the first time, these murals are Sargeant’s Sistene Chapel ceiling.

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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