One of America's leading portraitists, Margaret Holland Sargent has painted presidents, princes, heads
of state, members of prominent families, government leaders and celebrated personalities throughout the world.
Her portraits have won acclaim from both subjects and critics.
"Presidents Ford and Carter, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Dr. Jules C. Stein, General Alexander M. Haig,
Jr., and Tennessee Williams have all been captured in likeness and spirit with her fresh, light style of portraiture."
The Gold Book
In 1983, Margaret Sargent was cover artist and featured in an article in American
magazine, the largest artist's publication in the world.
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in important publications, the portrait procedure,
the artist's philosophy
An enthusiastic supporter of career opportunities for women, Sargent was commissioned to paint the first woman
midshipman at Annapolis, the first woman to graduate from West Point, and the first woman chaplain in the Armed
The previously all-male Salmagundi Club in New York City invited her to become a member in 1974. Of the artists
certified for highest quality and outstanding achievement by the American Portrait Society, Sargent was the
first woman. She was also the first woman Charter member of the Council of Leading American Portrait Painters
commissioned her to paint two full-length portraits for its
daytime series Loving
. The 72" x 42" paintings, each of a couple, appear
as part of the Alden family mansion set and are viewed regularly by millions.
magazine featured Sargent in a recent issue, describing
her background in theatre, films, and television. Camelot Productions
selected her, a member of the faculty of the National Artist's Seminar, as instructor for a series of videos: