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Mark Beard Nude Photography

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
Untitled 28 (Polaroid Transfer Drawing of a Reclining Male Nude by Mark Beard)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Polaroid transfer drawing of a reclining male nude on Rive BFK paper by Mark Beard 9.5 x 7 inch image size 22 x 15 inch paper size Ed. 5/6, Polaroid Transfer on Rives BFK paper, unfr...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Archival Paper, Polaroid

Untitled (Man with Bouquet of Lilies)
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Polaroid transfer on Rives BFK paper Signed, dated, and inscribed "Unique AP" in pencil, recto Also blindstamped, l.r. 22 x 15 inches, sheet 10 x 8 inches, image This artwork is of...
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1990s Other Art Style Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Photogravure

Mark Dancing (Polaroid Transfer of a Nude Man Smoking in Socks on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 10 x 8 inches Standing Nude Male Flexing in Socks and Shoes Smoking a Cigarette Polaroid Transfer on 22 x 15 inch Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Archival Paper, Polaroid

Untitled 31 (Figurative Drawing Polaroid Transfer of a Young Female Nude)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative, Polaroid transfer of a nude female PT 31, Made in 1996 9.5 x 6.5 inch image size 22 x 15 inch paper size signed & dated lower right Unique Polaroid Transfer on Rives BFK...
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1990s Modern Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Archival Paper, Polaroid

Baroque Back (Polaroid Transfer of Standing Young Nude Man on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 8 x 10 inches Standing Young Nude Man Polaroid Transfer on 22 x 15 inch Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom left corner. ed. 1/6 This is one i...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Archival Paper, Polaroid

Untitled 13 (Mark Beard Polaroid Transfer of Young Male Nude on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 10 x 8 inches Young male sitting against dark background Polaroid Transfer on 22 x 15 inch Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom right corner. ed...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Archival Paper, Polaroid

Dirk
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Dirk 1995 Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed (3/6) in pencil, recto Also blindstamped, l.r. Polaroid transfer on Rives BFK Paper 22 x 15 inches, sheet 10 x 8 inches, image $1,...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Archival Paper, Polaroid

Untitled 19 (Polaroid Transfer of Young Nude Man in Bed on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 8 x 10 inches Young Nude Man in Bed Unique Polaroid Transfer on 22 x 15 inch Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom left corner, unique print. Th...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Archival Paper, Polaroid

Linda (Polaroid Transfer of Nude Woman on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 15 x 11 inches Artist Proof Photograph of Nude Woman Sitting Unique Polaroid Transfer on Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom right corner, un...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Archival Paper, Polaroid

Untitled 17 (Polaroid Transfer of Standing Young Nude Man on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 10 x 8 inches Standing young nude male with dark background Polaroid Transfer on 22 x 15 inch Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom right corner....
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Archival Paper, Polaroid

Self Portrait
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Polaroid transfer on Rives BFK paper Signed, titled, dated, and numbered (4/6) in pencil, recto Also blindstamped, l.r. 22 x 15 inches, sheet 10 x 8 inches, image This artwork is o...
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1990s Other Art Style Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Photogravure

Untitled (Male Nude in Shadow)
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Polaroid transfer on Rives BFK paper Signed, dated, and inscribed (AP) in pencil, recto Also blindstamped, l.r. 22 x 15 inches, sheet 10 x 8 inches, image This artwork is offered b...
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1990s Other Art Style Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Photogravure

Red Drape
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Polaroid transfer on Rives BFK paper Signed and inscribed (AP 1/3) in pencil, recto Also blindstamped, l.r. 22 x 15 inches, sheet 10 x 8 inches, image This artwork is offered by Cl...
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1990s Other Art Style Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Photogravure

Figure No. 154
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Figure No. 154 2009 Signed and numbered in pencil, verso Also offered: Portfolio of 28 archival pigment prints (Edition of 10) Special price of $4,000 for the entire portfolio. Th...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Archival Pigment

Tim
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Tim 1998 Signed, dated, and inscribed “AP” in pencil, recto Polaroid transfer on Rives BFK paper 22 x 15 inches, sheet 9 x 6.75 inches, image This work is offered by ClampArt in ...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Polaroid

Dirk from Rear
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
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1990s Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Polaroid

Untitled (Stooped Man with Bowl of Fruit)
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Polaroid transfer on Rives BFK paper Signed, dated, and numbered (5/6) in pencil, recto Also blindstamped, l.r. 22 x 15 inches, sheet 8 x 10 inches, image This artwork is offered b...
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1990s Other Art Style Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Photogravure

Handstand
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Handstand 1998 Signed, dated, and numbered (1/6) in pencil, recto Polaroid transfer on Rives BFK paper 22 x 15 inches, sheet 9 x 7 inches, image Contact gallery for price. This ...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Polaroid

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Untitled 31 (Figurative Drawing Polaroid Transfer of a Young Female Nude)
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MB 089A (Contemporary Graphite Drawing of Seated Male Nude)
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Untitled 13 (Mark Beard Polaroid Transfer of Young Male Nude on Rives BFK)
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Untitled 17 (Polaroid Transfer of Standing Young Nude Man on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
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image size: 10 x 8 inches Standing young nude male with dark background Polaroid Transfer on 22 x 15 inch Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom right corner....
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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MB 808 (Figurative Charcoal Drawing on Paper of Two Male Nudes Models)
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2010s Modern Mark Beard Nude Photography

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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...
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2010s Modern Mark Beard Nude Photography

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MB 809 (Figurative Charcoal Drawing on Paper of Two Seated Male Nude Models)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
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MB 076 A&B (Double Sided Figurative Charcoal Drawing of Male Nudes)
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Untitled 8 (Polaroid Transfer of Young Nude Male Sailor on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 22 x 15 inches Photograph of Young Nude Male Sailor Unique Polaroid Transfer on Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom right corner, unique print....
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Untitled 26 (Polaroid Transfer of Young Nude Male on Rives BFK) by Mark Beard
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Untitled 26 (Polaroid Transfer of Young Nude Male on Rives BFK) by Mark Beard 10 x 8 inch image size 22 x 15 inch paper size signed & dated lower right Unique Polaroid Transfer on Ri...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Self Portrait 45 (Polaroid Transfer Young Nude Man with Animal Skull Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 22 x 15 inches Self Portrait of Young Nude Male with Anmial Skull Artist Proof Polaroid Transfer on Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom right c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Untitled 7 (Polaroid Transfer of Young Nude Man Lying Down on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 8 x 10 inches Young Nude Man Lying Down Unique Polaroid Transfer on 22 x 15 inch Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom left corner, unique print....
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Untitled 01 (Polaroid Transfer of Young Male Nude on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 10 x 8 inches Unique Polaroid Transfer on 22 x 15 inch Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom right corner, unique print. This is one in a series...
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Untitled 14 (Polaroid Transfer of Standing Young Nude Male on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 10 x 8 inches Standing male nude against a blue background Polaroid Transfer on 22 x 15 inch Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom right corner. ...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Archival Paper, Polaroid

Untitled 12 (Polaroid Transfer of Young Male Nude on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 10 x 8 inches Standing male nude against a blue background Unique Polaroid Transfer on 22 x 15 inch Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom right c...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Archival Paper, Polaroid

Untitled 16 (Polaroid Transfer of Standing Young Nude Men on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 10 x 8 inches Standing nude males against a yellow background Polaroid Transfer on 22 x 15 inch Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom right corne...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Archival Paper, Polaroid

Untitled 3 (Polaroid Transfer of Standing Young Nude Men on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 11 x 7.5 inches Standing nude males against a yellow/blush background Polaroid Transfer on Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom right corner. e...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Archival Paper, Polaroid

Untitled 10 (Polaroid Transfer of Young Male Nude on Rives BFK)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
image size: 10 x 8 inches Standing male nude against a blue background Polaroid Transfer on 22 x 15 inch Rives BFK paper, unframed signed SM Beard in pencil on bottom right corner. ...
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1990s Contemporary Mark Beard Nude Photography

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Unidentified Standing Male
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Unidentified Standing Male 1998 Signed, dated, and numbered (1/6) in pencil, recto Polaroid transfer on Rives BFK paper 22 x 15 inches, sheet 9 x 6.5 inches, image This work is o...
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Untitled (Man Seated on Chair)
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
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Mark Beard nude photography for sale on 1stDibs

Find wide variety of authentic Mark Beard nude photography available for sale on 1stDibs. You can also browse art by Mark Beard in polaroid, archival paper, paper and more by medium. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 1990s and is mostly associated with contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Mark Beard nude photography, so small editions measuring 11 inches across are available. Customers interested in this artist might also find the work of Ben Cope, John Casado and Andreas H. Bitesnich. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at US$1,100 and tops out at US$1,800, while the average work can sell for US$1,400.

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