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Mark Beard Landscape Paintings

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.

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Artist: Mark Beard
On The Banks of the Green River
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
oil on canvas, framed This landscape was based on glass plate negatives taken by the artist's great-grandfather in the 1880s in Yellowstone National Park. Artist made raw wood fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Mark Beard Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mountains
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Landscape paintings based on glass plate negatives taken by the artist's great-grandfather in Yellowstone National Park.
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21st Century and Contemporary Mark Beard Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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...
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1980s Realist Mark Beard Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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Gymnasts with Rings (Figurative Painting of Two Male Athletes by Mark Beard)
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Boy in Suit: Academic Figurative Painting by Mark Beard aka. Bruce Sargeant
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Gentleman with Wig (Academic Portrait Painting by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant)
By Mark Beard
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Man in Suit (WPA Style Figurative Painting by Mark Beard as Edith Cromwell)
By Mark Beard
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Archers: Figurative Painting of Two Sporting Men by Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant
By Mark Beard
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Gondolier (Figurative Painting of Man in Venice by Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting of a muscular male gondolier with Venice's St. Mark's Campanile in the background "Gondolier" painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (pseudony...
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Dressing in the Lodge (Figurative Painting of Men, Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
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At the Camp (Academic Figurative Painting of Young Male Hunter by Mark Beard)
By Mark Beard
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Wrestler (Figurative Painting of Athlete by Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant)
By Mark Beard
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