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Sargy Mann (1937-2015)
San Gimignano
Mixed media
8½ x 7½ inches

Provenance: Cadogan Contemporary
Private Collection


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Italy features in many of Sargy's paintings, it was a place that became increasingly important as the brilliant light there facilitated his painting as his eyesight deteriorated.

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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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