Sargy Mann (1937-2015)
Brandon Hill, Bristol
Inscribed with title to the reverse (by Frances Mann)
Oil on panel
8 x 10 inches
Provenance: Private Collection
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A wonderful example of Sargy's plein air pictures with vivid swirls of colour and texture. Sargy’s sister lived in Bristol and it is a place he visited and painted often. Brandon Hill features in several of his paintings from the 1970s.
With thanks to Peter Mann at the Sargy Mann Archive for his help in cataloguing this painting.
Sargy Mann was born in Hythe, Kent in 1937. He studied at the Camberwell School of Art and then returned to the school as a lecturer from 1969-1988. He held a number of other academic and curatorial positions including, co-curator of the "Bonnard at le Bosquest" exhibition at the Hayward Gallery ( 1994) and Visiting lecturer at the Prince's Drawing School (1999-2008). He exhibited extensively at the Royal Academy, Royal College of Art and the Mall Galleries.
Sargy was diagnosed with cataracts at the age of 36 and ultimately lost his sight but continued to paint and exhibit to astonishing effect for the last 25 years of his life.