Thomas McKeller, John Singer Sargent, and Isabella Stewart Gardner : an introduction / Nathaniel Silver -- "Atlas, with the world on his shoulders, this was my body" : Thomas McKeller and his work with John Singer Sargent / Paul Fisher -- Thomas McKeller sous rapture : John Singer Sargent's erasure of a Black male model / Nikki A. Greene -- Notes on living a translated life / Lorraine O'Grady -- John Singer Sargent : academician / Erica E. Hirshler -- Secrets & sensuality : the private lives of John Singer Sargent and Henry James / Colm Tóibín -- 1986 / Trevor Fairbrother -- To make a case : Isabella Stewart Gardner's archival installations at Fenway Court / Casey Riley.
"In 1916, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) met Thomas Eugene McKeller (1890-1962), a young Black elevator attendant, at Boston's Hotel Vendome. McKeller posed for most of the figures--both male and female--in Sargent's murals in the Museum of Fine Arts. The painter transformed McKeller into white gods and goddesses, creating soaring allegories of the liberal arts that celebrated the recent expansion of the city's premier civic museum. Sargent then gave the preparatory drawings of McKeller to Isabella Stewart Gardner, ensuring their preservation in perpetuity. Displayed together for the first time, the drawings provide a window into the metamorphoses of race, gender, and identity, and attest to a relationship between two men, artist and model, at a time of intense social upheaval. This exhibition brings together Sargent's drawings and related historical materials to tell the story of McKeller's life. His central importance in Sargent's major artistic commissions in the Boston area considers critical questions of race, class, and sexuality--as relevant today as they were in Gilded Age Boston."
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McKeller, Thomas Eugene, 1890-1962.
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Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925
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