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Mark Beard
Archers: Academic Figurative Painting of Two Men Bow Hunting by Mark Beard

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Academic style figurative painting of two male archers by Mark Beard aka "Bruce Sargeant" "Archers", date unknown, painted for Abercrombie and Fitch's flagship store in Milan, Italy 79 x 66.5 inches unframed, 86 x 73 inches with a black painted wood frame Signed "Bruce Sargeant", upper right Excellent condition, ready to hang as is This vertical, figurative painting of two young men bow hunting was made by Mark Beard under his fictitious artistic persona, Bruce Sargeant. Painted in a modern Academic style, the handsome athletic men are captured in a lush green forest setting with pointed bows and arrows as if in the midst of hunting. Both men are outfitted with basic black and brown trousers with suspenders. Their exposed skin highlights their toned muscles, while their statuesque grey skin tone is flushed around the extremities with a soft pink. The painting on canvas is framed in a black painted wood frame measuring 86 x 73 x 2 inches and is signed in the upper right corner. This painting is a selection from a large mural the artist was commissioned to paint for Abercrombie and Fitch's flagship stores. This particular piece was part of the mural in Milan which stretched several floors. Beard worked on the commission in his NYC studio and completed the work in around 2005. About the artist: Mark Beard is perhaps the most literal example of an artist pulled in so many different directions that he chose to “invent” six different personae in which to channel his overflowing energy and need for expression. Each painting style is radically different from the next, so it remains entirely believable that the work could stem from six completely different people of different time periods and different schools of thought. With a background in set design, Beard has always been one who could conjure total magic with anything available. Beard paints under the fictitious persona of Bruce Sargeant, his half American-half English uncle who painted a parade of Arcadian scenes suggesting afternoons of young men sporting in the countryside, rowing, bicycling, hunting or wrestling during the 1930's and 40's. Clean shaven, well manicured youths pose casually, indulging every opportunity to display a titillating flex of stone-like musculature. Like modern Greek statues, Beard paints these prestigious figures oftentimes in pairs of twos and threes in a lazy state of beautiful passivity. Mark Beard keeps himself fresh with challenge, undertaking ambitious commissions and committing to weekly sketch sessions with live models in his Manhattan studio. The result of this dedicated practice is a stunning array of graphite and conte crayon drawings on Arches paper. 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.

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  • Creator
    Mark Beard (1956, American)
  • Creation Year
    date unknown
  • Dimensions
    Height: 86 in. (218.44 cm)Width: 73 in. (185.42 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2277120322

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