Biography: Richard “Dick” Sargent
Richard “Dick” Sargent (March 26, 1911-1978)
Artist, illustrator, portraitist
Moline High School, Moline Illinois Art School, Corcoran College of Art & Design, Phillips Memorial Gallery
Printing and Engraving Plant, Advertising, Freelance
American Expressionist Art
Married Helen (1 son)
Where is his art now?
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Conway County Courthouse (AR), private collections
Richard “Dick” Sargent, one of The Saturday Evening Post’s most prolific illustrators, was a Midwesterner born in Moline, Illinois, on March 26, 1911. His early career in art began just after his graduation from Moline High School, when he went to work for a local printing and engraving plant. While there, Sargent attended night classes at the Moline Illinois Art School, the foundation for his future career as an artist.