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copyright 1996; Viking publishers, New York; "a life of the painter Margarett Sargent by her granddaughter"; hardbound with blue and black boards and silver lettering on spine; very good condition of book and cover; includes illustrations and photographs.


Honor Moore is an American writer of poetry, creative nonfiction and plays.

She is the author of three collections of poems: Red Shoes, Darling, and Memoir; two works of nonfiction, The White Blackbird and The Bishop's Daughter; and the play Mourning Pictures, which was produced on Broadway and published in The New Women’s Theatre: Ten Plays by Contemporary American Women, which she edited.


Margarett Williams Sargent (August 31, 1892 - 1978) was a noted painter in the Ashcan School and a follower of George Luks. She exhibited as Margarett Sargent and Margarett W. McKean.


Sargent attended Miss Porter's School. After breaking a first engagement with Eddie Morgan, who was not accepted by her family, she trained as a sculptor in Italy, but later turned to watercolors and oils. She had her first show in New York in 1926, and later in Boston and Chicago.[3] She was a student of Gutzon Borglum and George Luks. In 1919 Luks portraied her by memory in The White Blackbird.[3] Frederic Clay Bartlett, who courted her, sketched her in Paris; in the 1930s the sketch hung in Bartlett's house at 1301 Astor Street, Chicago.


Her grand-daughter Honor Moore suggests she may have had an affair with her New York roommate, Marjorie Davenport. Fanny Brice lived downstairs to them. Sargent became friends with gallerist Betty Parsons, a friendship that would last for life. Another friend was socialite Vivian Pickman.


Moore has received awards in poetry and playwriting from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission for the Arts and in 2004 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

THE WHITE BLACKBIRD, A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by granddaughter

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