Honore Desmond Sharrer
(1920 - 2009)
Honore Desmond Zagorin Sharrer was active/lived in New York, Virginia, District Of Columbia. Honore Desmond Sharrer is known for hyper-real figurative and portrait painting, illustration.
Honore Sharrer became celebrated as a prodigy of realism in 1944, when at age twenty-four, the Museum of Modern Art bought her study for a federal mural, Workers and Paintings (1943). At a time when most artists were moving into abstraction, she chose to paint small, meticulous panels, expressing her sympathy with the common people of this country.
Sharrer was born in West Point, New York. Her father was an army colonel, and her mother was an artist who had studied with Robert Henri. From her earliest years, Sharrer and her mother shared a companionable interest in art and spent weekends in the country painting and picnicking together. When she was fourteen, her father was stationed in Paris on the Ile St. Louis, and she attended her ... Displaying 750 of 5700 characters.