Mark Beard (artist)
Mark Beard (born 1956 in Salt Lake City) is an American artist. In addition to being a noted stage set designer., Beard works in prints, paint, and as a sculptor. His portraits, nudes, bronzes, and handicrafted books have been exhibited all over the world.
Beard is noted for his objection to the fact that while artists may pass through different stages or periods, success comes from branding the artist with one particular style. Beard therefore has developed a number of distinct artistic personalities, each with a detailed biography and portrait photograph, to enable himself to work in a variety of styles and mediums.
- Bruce Sargeant (1898–1938), (a spoof on John Singer Sargent) who died in a tragic wrestling accident;
- Hippolyte-Alexandre Michallon (1849–1930), French beaux-art painter who was the teacher of Bruce Sargeant;
- Edith Thayer Cromwell (1893–1962), an English friend and colleague of Michallon;
- Brechtholdt Streeruwitz (1890–1973), rival of Cromwell from Vienna; and
- Peter Coulter (b. 1948), New York-based artist who was influenced by Cromwell and Streeruwitz's work.
Featured works by Beard acting as Bruce Sargeant (such as large paintings, friezes and a bronze sculpture) have been installed since 2005 in Abercrombie & Fitch's flagship stores in New York, Los Angeles, London, Milan, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and in Tokyo.
- 2004 Bronze doors Edmond J. Safra Synagogue
- 1996 Children's Opera House, Foyer, Opera House, Cologne
- 1995 Painted murals, Foyer, Opera House, Cologne
- 1993 Designed and painted new 75-seat theater: West-End / State Theater, Kölner Schauspiel, Cologne
- 1991 Mural Commission: The public spaces of das Schauspielhaus, Vienna
- 1984 "Windows on White", New York
- 1983 "The Parallel Window", New York
Beard's works are found in notable museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Wadsworth Atheneum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Albertina, as well as in Princeton, Harvard, and Yale universities amongst others. His work also appears in more than 200 private collections such as that of Ralph Lauren. He is represented by ClampArt in New York City.
- The 1980s: Prints from the Collection of Joshua P. Smith. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art. 1990. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
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- Beard, Mark (2010). Bruce Sargeant and His Circle: Figure and Form. Chronicle Books. pp. 128 pages. ISBN 978-0-8118-7227-0.
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