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Sargy Mann (1937-2015)
Lucas Gardens
Signed, lower left
Oil on board
24 x 32 inches

Provenance: Cadogan Contemporary
Private Collection

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This work was painted circa 1974 and was used in an article by the artist Chantal Joffe in the RA magazine where she cited Sargy as one of her great mentors (you can read the article here). She later went on to curate an exhibition of Sargy's work at the Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch in 2019 entitled Sargy Mann: Late Paintings. The exhibition included another work from the same private collection which we are also offering: Frances at the top of the stairs, 2008

With many thanks to Peter Mann at the Sargy Mann Archive for his help in cataloguing this painting.

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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.


His obituary can be read here and further information on Sargy can be found at the

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