DOROTHEA SHARP PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
Dorothea Sharp was born in Dartford, Kent and began her training, first at an art school in Richmond run by Charles Edward Johnson, and subsequently at the Regent Street Polytechnic where Sir George Clausen was an important mentor. She continued her studies in Paris and went on to become a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and The Society of Women Artists (of which she was Vice-President).
The artist specialized in landscapes and figurative paintings and was particularly known for her intimate pictures of children. She lived variously in London, Blewbury in Berkshire, and also at St. Ives, Cornwall, the setting for many of her beach scenes in the pre-War years. During this time she was often accompanied by Helen MacNicol, the Canadian painter who had arrived there to study with Algernon Talmage, and the two women painted on occasions side by side. During the 1920s and 1930s she traveled extensively in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Sharp was at the heart of the British Impressionism movement.
National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Cardiff
Museum and Art Gallery, Leamington Spa
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings
Dundee Art Galleries, Dundee
Bury Art Museum, Bury
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery, Torquay
The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate
Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Newport
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, Worthing
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester