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Joseph Henry Sharp 'WAIANAE COAST' : Oil on Canvas

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Joseph Henry Sharp "Waianae Coast," circa 1930 Oil on Canvas 19.25" x 15.5" Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953) is known as the "Father of the Taos Society of Artists." Born in Bridgeport, OH, he began art studies at the Cincinnati Art Academy at age 14. In 1882 he was a pupil of Charles Verlat in Antwerp; the following year he made his first trip to the West to sketch the Indian tribes of New Mexico, California, and the Columbia River. In 1886 he traveled to Europe, accompanied by Frank Duveneck, where he studied under Karl Marr, Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant. Sharp taught at the Cincinnati Art Academy from 1892 until 1902, and then resigned to devote full time to painting. During the 1930s he made several painting trips to Hawaii. -Information from Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"