Sargent, Margarett – Art Books, Monographs and biographies

Sargent, Margarett

A Studio of Her Own: Women Artists in Boston, 1870-1940
by Erica E. Hirsheler.
Boston: MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) Publications
2001, 227 pp., dist. by D.A.P. Distributed Art Publishers.
Hardcover, ISBN 0-87846-482-4.
Tee Corinne:”(It) tells the stories of more than forty women artists working primarily in realistic modes. There are sections on artist couples involved in “Boston marriages,” on bisexual painter Margarett Sargent, on African American sculptor Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, and much more.” (Feminist Art Books Bulletin #4, oct. 2001)

The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent (1892-1978).
A biography edited by Honor Moore.
New York, Viking, 1996
Tee Corinne: “A special treat of this book is a hitherto unpublished image by lesbian photographer Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) whom Sargent visited in Paris in the 1920s. The text, poetic and compelling, brings the talented, charming, alcoholic, bisexual artist vividly to life.”

NB! The fact that an artist is mentioned in Feminine Moments’ bibliography it is of course no guaranty that she will be lesbian, bisexual or queer tomorrow, nor that the authors of the above books are “out and proud” in their writings…