Margaret Holland Sargent
(late 20th century)
Margaret Holland Sargent was active/lived in Washington, California. Margaret Sargent is known for portrait painting.
A portrait painter whose work includes commissions for the Argentine
Embassy as well as many commissions in the United States, Margaret
Sargent has lived primarily in Washington state and California.
By 2006, her studio was in Los Angeles.
She studied at the University of California in Los Angeles between 1945
and 1947 and in 1956 took watercolor classes in Tokyo, Japan. She
also studied in New York with Herbert Adams and with Marcos Blahove in
Fairfax, Virginia. Before becoming a dedicated painter, she was
an actress and singer in Hollywood, where she had grown up in an
entertainment environment because her father was Cecil Holland,
Hollywood's first make-up artist. Acting in day-time
television shows led to her assignment to paint portraits of leading
actresses for the soap opera Living. She has also done
portraits of motion-picture personalities such as Lew Wasserman and
Jules Stein and of the parents of Microsoft founder, Bill Gates.
Sargent is married to a descendant of the portrait painter, John
Singer Sargent. Through her husband's military career, Sargent
received commissions to paint military portraits of West Point
personnel including General Alexander Hague, and the first female
graduates of the Academy.
Editor, "Portraits Go West", International Artist, April/May 2006, p. 28
Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art