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 Joseph Henry Sharp  (1859 - 1953)

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Lived/Active: New Mexico/California/Ohio      Known for: Indian figure, landscape and still-life painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Joseph Sharp
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Birth
1859 (Bridgeport, Ohio)
 
Death
1953 (Pasadena, California)

Lived/Active
New Mexico/California/Ohio




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Indian figure, landscape and still-life painting

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Taos Pre 1940
Artists who painted Hawaii
Western Painters
Illustrators
Notable Alaska
The California Art Club
Painters of Grand Canyon
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Paris Pre 1900
Born in Bridgeport, Ohio, Joseph Sharp was regarded as the "father of the Taos Art Colony," and was known for his Indian figure and genre painting as well as for exquisitely colorful landscapes.

He was one of the first Caucasian artists to visit New Mexico, arriving in Santa Fe in 1883.  He was also a visitor to Alaska, being one of the early artists who visited there after the purchase of the Territory.  Although Sharp was completely deaf from a childhood accident, he reported (showing 500 of 27626 characters).



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