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Mark Beard Prints and Multiples

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
Manhattan Fifteenth Year Reader; 1995: The Grim Years
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Handmade book with 51 collaged linocuts by Mark Beard, also painted and hand-colored by the artist Signed and numbered in pencil Text by Mark Beard, silkscreened in the artist's han...
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Early 2000s Other Art Style Mark Beard Prints and Multiples

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Linocut

Untitled No. 51
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Polaroid transfer on Rives BFK paper Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil, recto Also blindstamped, l.r. 22 x 15 inches, sheet 10 x 8 inches, image This artwork is offered by Clam...
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1990s Other Art Style Mark Beard Prints and Multiples

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Photogravure

John Kelly
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Polaroid transfer on Rives BFK paper Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, recto Also blindstamped, l.r. 11 x 7.5 inches, sheet size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, ...
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1990s Other Art Style Mark Beard Prints and Multiples

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Photogravure

Column & Socle
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Column & Socle 2001 Signed, dated, and inscribed “AP” in pencil, recto Polaroid transfer on Rives BFK paper 22 x 15 inches, sheet 7.5 x 9.5 inches, image This work is offered by ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Mark Beard Prints and Multiples

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Polaroid

Nineteen Famous People, Twenty-Two Friends, and Six Nudes
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Handmade portfolio of 47 Polaroid transfer prints with accompanying text by Mark Beard, handwritten in pencil (Edition of 10 + 5 APs) Signed and numbered in pencil 15.75 x 11.75 x ...
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1990s Other Art Style Mark Beard Prints and Multiples

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Photogravure

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Located in New York, NY
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[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Winter Sport Athletes
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
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By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
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Photogravure

Self Portrait at 45
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Polaroid transfer on Rives BFK paper Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed (AP) 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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[Edith Thayer Cromwell (1893-1962)] Elephant
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Edith Thayer Cromwell (1893-1962)] Elephant n.d. Signed, u.r. Oil on canvas 23 x 29 inches This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
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2010s Contemporary Mark Beard Prints and Multiples

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[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Demonstrating a Dive
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Signed in red, u.r. Oil on canvas mounted to Masonite 85 x 45 inches This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake City...
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2010s Mark Beard Prints and Multiples

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Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Man from Below
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in red, u.l. 10 x 8 inches, canvas size 12.75 x 10.75 inches in black painted wood frame This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. “Bruce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Mark Beard Prints and Multiples

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Figure No. 154
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
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Located in New York, NY
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Early 2000s Other Art Style Mark Beard Prints and Multiples

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Mark Beard prints and multiples for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Mark Beard prints and multiples for sale. You can browse by medium to find art by Mark Beard in linocut, photogravure, intaglio and more. 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 prints and multiples, so small editions measuring 7.5 inches across are available. Customers interested in this artist might also find the work of Jack Pierson, Roy De Forest and Christopher Brown. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $800 and tops out at $12,000, while the average work can sell for $1,400.

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