Born in Glencoe, IL on July 27, 1874, Louis Hovey Sharp studied with William Merritt Chase, Frank Duveneck, Charles Boutwood, and at the Art Institute of Chicago. He sketched for a brief time on the Hopi reservation in Arizona before moving to Pasadena, CA in 1914.
For the next 15 years he kept studios both in Pasadena and Taos, NM. I n 1917 he spent many months painting in the Grand Canyon; in 1925 he was on the Monterey peninsula, and after 1929 lived for a time in the Austrian Tyrol.
Sharp died in Pasadena on June 13, 1946.
Member: Calif. Art Club; Calif. WC Society; Painters & Sculptors of LA. Exh: Friday Morning Club (LA), 1914; Panama-Calif. Expo (San Diego), 1915 (silver and bronze medals); LACMA,
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"American Art Annual
1907; California State Library (Sacramento); Southern California Artists
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