Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at the National Portrait Gallery

Charles and Urban at the NPG

Charles H. Cecil and Urban Larsson at the NPG London for the private view of ‘Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends’

Charles H. Cecil and Urban Larsson recently visited London for the preview of Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at the National Portrait Gallery. This major exhibition curated by Richard Ormond spans Sargent’s time in Paris, London, Boston and New York, as well as his travels in the English and Italian countryside.

Isabella Watling gave a two-day workshop in sight-size portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the programme of events complementing Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends. Her full-length portrait of Gina and Cristiano was featured in the BP Portrait Award 2014. Both Isabella Watling and Urban Larsson will be returning to Charles H. Cecil Studios to teach during the summer term.

Last summer Richard Ormond, Nicholas Beer and Charles H. Cecil spoke at the Sargent Today symposium held by studio alumni at Morgan Hall where Sargent worked with Edwin Austin Abbey on the Boston murals in the early 1890’s.

Charles H. Cecil, Nicholas Beer and Richard Ormond with students for the Sargent symposium at Morgan Hall, Gloucestershire

Nicholas Beer, Charles H. Cecil and Richard Ormond with students at the ‘Sargent Today’ symposium at Morgan Hall