Joseph Henry Sharp / Portfolio
J.H. Sharp was known primarily for his realistic portrayal of the American Indian, firelight scenes, and teepee villages. Sharp was also a prolific landscape and floral still life painter. He painted both in a romantic conservative and an Impressionistic manner. He had intermittently spent from 1881 to 1896 studying at The Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, the Royal Academy of Munich and at the Academie Julian in Paris. He was exposed to plein air painting, the accurate utilization of light and shadow, and the rendering of broad brushstrokes.
Excerpted from "In Poetic Silence, The Floral Paintings of Joseph Henry Sharp"
by Thomas E. Minckler