Skip to main content

Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

American, b. 1956

Contemporary New York City-based artist Mark Beard has long demonstrated command in a variety of mediums — he works in oil paint, bronze, ceramics and more. Beard is known mainly for his portraits and figurative paintings, but he is prolific in figurative drawing and nude photography as well.

Beard was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1986, he began working as a set designer, and for the next decade, he created more than 20 sets in New York City, London, Frankfurt, Vienna and Cologne. As a painter and printmaker, Beard didn’t wish to confine himself to a rigid style and instead sought to explore Impressionism, Art Nouveau and other movements in a range of mediums. In order to freely move from one style to the next, Beard created several different personas, assigning a specific biography to each one.

Beard's most prominent artistic alter ego is Bruce Sargeant, whom the artist has positioned in exhibitions as an early 20th-century painter. Beard's work as Sargeant is a detailed study of the male physique. The paintings often feature sculpted athletic men engaged in physical activities like wrestling and rowing. The work is steeped in homoeroticism, and the artist’s name itself is a reference to painter John Singer Sargent — while he’s best known for his Edwardian-era portraits, John Singer Sargent also created murals and drawings of male nudes that were similarly reflective of a homoerotic sensibility.

Beard is also an accomplished landscape painter. His great-grandfather, George Beard, was a regional painter and photographer of the Rocky Mountains. Mark spent summers at his grandfather's 19th-century log cabin retreat as a child. These formative experiences are reflected in his own stunning landscape paintings.

Beard's artwork is held in many high-profile museum collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Today, Beard resides in the Manhattan loft that he purchased in 1994 with his partner, James Manfred. It serves as both his home and his studio. The space is filled with his oil paintings, drawings and sculptures.

On 1stDibs, find Mark Beard paintings, drawings, photography and more.

to
32
27
4
1
3
12
15
2
Overall Height
to
Overall Width
to
16
12
20
9
1
2
194
329
322
202
127
27
19
14
14
13
Artist: Mark Beard
MB 807 (Figurative Charcoal Drawing on Arches Paper of Two Male Nude Models)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative drawing of two male nudes made with graphite, conte crayon and charcoal on Arches paper 30 x 18.5 inches, unframed This unique life study drawing of two standing male n...
Category

2010s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Archival Paper, Charcoal, Graphite

Mb 826 A (Figurative Charcoal Drawing of Male Nude on Arches Paper)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
graphite, conte crayon and charcoal on Arches paper 30 x 22 inches Unique figurative life study drawing of a seated male nude in graphite and conte crayon on Arches paper in a style...
Category

2010s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Conté, Charcoal

MB 809 (Figurative Charcoal Drawing on Paper of Two Seated Male Nude Models)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative drawing made with graphite, conte crayon and charcoal on Arches paper 21.5 x 28 inches, unframed This unique life study drawing of two seated male nude models was made ...
Category

2010s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Archival Paper, Charcoal, Graphite

MB 808 (Figurative Charcoal Drawing on Paper of Two Male Nudes Models)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative drawing made with graphite, conte crayon and charcoal on Arches paper 30 x 13 inches, unframed This unique life study drawing of two standing male nudes was made by Mar...
Category

2010s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Charcoal, Graphite, Archival Paper

MB 053 (Figurative Charcoal Drawing of a Muscular Male Nude on Arches Paper)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative male nude drawing made of graphite, charcoal, and conte crayon on Arches paper 30 x 20 inches, unframed This unique life study drawing of a standing male nude was made...
Category

2010s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Charcoal, Crayon, Graphite

MB 806 (Figurative Charcoal Drawing on Paper of Two Muscular Male Nudes)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative nude drawing made with graphite, conte crayon and charcoal on Arches paper 30 x 19 inches unframed This unique life study drawing of two male nude models was made by Mark...
Category

2010s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Archival Paper, Charcoal, Graphite

MB 821 A (Contemporary Male Nude Figurative Drawing, Charcoal on Paper)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
graphite, conte crayon and charcoal on Arches paper 30 x 20.5 inches unframed Signed 'Beard 2006' lower left corner Atelier stamp in lower left, next to signature Unique figurative ...
Category

Early 2000s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Conté, Charcoal

Mark Beard 054 (Figurative Charcoal Drawing of Two Male Nudes on Arches Paper)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative drawing of two male nudes made with graphite, charcoal, and conte crayon on Arches paper 30 x 14 inches, unframed This unique life study drawing of two standing nude m...
Category

2010s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Charcoal, Graphite, Paper

Untitled
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Charcoal with red and white conté crayon on Rives BFK paper Signed and dated, recto This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt ...
Category

2010s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Conté, Charcoal

Two Men
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Charcoal with red and white conté crayon on Rives BFK paper Signed in pencil, l.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt L...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Conté, Charcoal

MB 076 A&B (Double Sided Figurative Charcoal Drawing of Male Nudes)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative drawing of male nudes made with graphite, charcoal, and conte crayon on Arches paper 30 x 22 inches, unframed One piece of 30 x 22 inch Arches. Two drawings, one on either...
Category

Early 2000s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Charcoal, Archival Paper, Graphite

Untitled (Man Undressing)
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Graphite on paper Signed, c.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake City, now lives in New York City. His works are ...
Category

1970s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Graphite, Paper

MB 803 A&B (Double Sided Figurative Charcoal Drawing, Two Seated Male Nudes)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative drawing of male nudes made with graphite, charcoal, and conte crayon on Arches paper 30 x 22 inches, unframed One piece of 30 x 22 inch Arches. Two drawings, one on either...
Category

2010s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Archival Paper, Charcoal, Graphite

Untitled (Man Reading Newspaper)
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Conté crayon on paper Signed, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake City, now lives in New York City. His works ...
Category

1970s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Conté

MB 005 (Modern, Traditional Style Figurative Life Drawing of Muscular Male Nude)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative nude drawing on Arches paper graphite, conte crayon and charcoal on Arches paper 22 x 15 inches unframed Contemporary figurative life study drawing of a reclining male nu...
Category

2010s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Conté, Graphite

MB 001 (Modern, Academic Style Figurative Life Drawing of Muscular Male Nude )
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative male nude drawing on Arches paper by Mark Beard graphite, conte crayon and charcoal on Arches paper 22 x 15 inches unframed Contemporary figurative life study drawing of ...
Category

2010s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Conté, Graphite

MB 804 A&B (Double Sided Figurative Drawing, Two Male Nudes and Safari Hunter)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative drawing with graphite, charcoal, and conte crayon on Arches paper 30 x 19 inches, unframed One piece of 30 x 19 inch Arches paper. Two drawings on opposite sides. These u...
Category

2010s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Archival Paper, Charcoal, Graphite, Watercolor

MB 822 B
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
graphite, conte crayon and charcoal on Arches paper 30 x 22 inches unframed Signed 'Beard 2009' lower left corner Atelier stamp in lower left, above signature Unique figurative life...
Category

Early 2000s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Conté, Charcoal

Untitled
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Charcoal with red and white conté crayon on Rives BFK paper Signed and dated, recto This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt ...
Category

2010s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Conté, Charcoal

Untitled (Standing Male Nude Facing Right)
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Ink on paper Signed and dated, l.c. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake City, now lives in New York City. His works...
Category

1970s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink, Paper

Untitled (Man Reclining on Tile Floor)
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Graphite and conté crayon on paper Signed and dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake City, now lives in Ne...
Category

1970s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Graphite, Conté

Untitled
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Charcoal with red and white conté crayon on Rives BFK paper Signed and dated, recto This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt ...
Category

2010s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Charcoal, Wax Crayon, Rag Paper

MB 815 (Contemporary Seated Male Nude Figurative Drawing, Charcoal on Paper)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
graphite, conte crayon and charcoal on Arches paper 30 x 19.5 inches unframed Signed 'Beard 1999' lower left corner Atelier stamp in lower right corner Unique figurative life study ...
Category

1990s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Conté, Charcoal

Untitled
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Charcoal with red and white conté crayon on Rives BFK paper Signed and dated, recto This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt ...
Category

2010s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Charcoal, Wax Crayon, Rag Paper

Untitled 25 (Figurative Drawing Polaroid Transfer of a Boy in Cowboy Costume)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative, Polaroid transfer of a young boy in vintage cowboy costume against an orange background PT 25, Made in 1998 Edition 1 of 6 9 x 7 inch image size 22 x 15 inch paper size ...
Category

1990s Modern Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Archival Paper, Polaroid

Untitled
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Charcoal with red and white conté crayon on Rives BFK paper Signed and dated, recto This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt ...
Category

2010s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Wax Crayon, Rag Paper, Charcoal

Untitled (Male Nude with Hands on Waist)
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Ink on paper Signed and dated, l.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake City, now lives in New York City. His works...
Category

1970s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink

Untitled (Nude Man with Black Hair)
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Conté crayon on paper Signed and dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake City, now lives in New York City. ...
Category

1970s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Conté

Untitled (Man in Blue Tank Top)
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Pastel and conté crayon with partial foil star on Rives BFK paper Signed and dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in ...
Category

1970s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Foil

Untitled (Man in Repose Leaning Against Post)
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Conté crayon on paper Signed and dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake City, now lives in New York City. ...
Category

1970s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Conté, Paper

Untitled (Male Figure Facing Right)
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Ink on paper Signed and dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake City, now lives in New York City. His works...
Category

1970s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink

Western Panorama with Sculpture of Native American Warrior
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on two joined canvases Signed and dated, l.c. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake City, now lives in New York C...
Category

1980s Realist Mark Beard Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mark Beard figurative drawings and watercolors for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Mark Beard figurative drawings and watercolors for sale. You can also browse art by Mark Beard in paper, charcoal, chalk and more by medium. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 21st Century and Contemporary, and is mostly associated with the Modern style. Not every interior allows for large Mark Beard figurative drawings and watercolors, so small editions measuring 11 inches across are available. Customers interested in this artist might also find the work of Frank Girard, John Button and Rip Matteson. Mark Beard figurative drawings and watercolors prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at US$800 and tops out at US$4,900, while the average work can sell for US$1,600.

Recently Viewed

View More