Sharp, Dorothea (1874-1955) by Scholes, Robert

Dorothea Sharp (1874 – 1955) Dorothea Sharp was born in Dartford, Kent. She studied at an art school in Richmond, run by Charles Edward Johnson, studying landscape painting, and at Regent Street Polytechnic. She also studied in Paris. She lived in London for much of her life. Dorothea Sharp’s work was exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1901-4, in the provinces and also abroad. She was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 1907 and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1922.. In 1910 Huntly Carter, discussing “what modern men and women are doing” in painting, mentioned the new canvases of Sharp as “notable for their strong personal vision” (, March 3 1910, The New Age (NA 6.18:428)

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