Artist: Mark Beard
Title: Bruce Sargeant, Steven, Irishman with His Cello, n.d.
Material: Signed in red, u.l., oil on canvas
Dimensions: 152.4cm x 91.4cm
Bruce Sargeant is a mythic figure in the modern art movement. He embodies a world that is in many ways lost to us; he exudes a sensibility that fills every corner of his canvas; the heaviness of his figures hides an elusive levity.
Beard’s works are found in notable museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Wadsworth Atheneum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Albertina, as well as in Princeton, Harvard, and Yale universities amongst others. His work also appears in more than 200 private collections such as that of Ralph Lauren.