Bruce Sergeant - Two Gymnasts
As the Commonwealth Games near, our thoughts turn to athletes.
This image was part of a spoof art book covering the life and times of Bruce Sergeant and also featuring work by other artists in his circle of friends. It was compiled by Mark Beard a couple of years ago. The art was real enough but it was all created by Beard, the artists in the book and their stories were pure fiction. Leaving the joke aside, the works in the book attributed to Sergeant are all 1930's style depictions of athletes, rowers, gymnasts etc treading much the same ground as Leyendecker but in a distinctively different style. It's a terrific collection for anyone interested in the male form and sporting life.
Mark Beard : Bruce Sargeant and His Circle: Figure and Form (Amazon)