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Student, University of California at Los Angeles, 1945—1947. Student, University of California at Los Angeles, 1954—1955. Studies with Herbert Abrams, New York, 1958—1961.
Studies with Marcos Blahov, Virginia, 1969. Studies with John Howard Sanden, New York, 1973—1977.
She has painted over three hundred oil portraits, including portraits of Tennessee Williams, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Margaret Thatcher. Sargent's father, Cecil Holland, was a character actor and theatrical makeup man. He has been cited as influential on her career.
She attended University of California at Los Angeles. She first painted in a spare bedroom of her home, eventually developing a freestanding studio on her property. Sargent is a skilled businesswoman who has promoted herself throughout her career, employing portfolios, flyers, a website, and print advertisements.
She has used computers and digital cameras in her work since 1997. Sargent has frequently painted portraits of officers from the U.S. military, such as Alexander Haig, James Stockdale and the first female chaplain in the armed forces, Dianna Pohlman Bell. She is known for painting many first women officers in the military.
Throughout her painting career, Sargent has acted in movies, television, and commercials. American Portrait Society
The American Society of Portrait Artists
Council of Leading American Portrait Painters
Painters Club of New York
Member of Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Council Leading American Portrait Painters (member council), American Portrait Society (board certified 1983, credentials committee 1983-1984), Actors Equity Association, Salmagundi Art Club (Navy Art Cooperation and Liaison Committee award for oil painting 1976).
Married Howard L. Sargent, June 22, 1947. Children: Christopher Lee, Kenneth Dean.