Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953)

Hiro Fine Art is interested in purchasing artworks by Joseph Sharp.

Born 1859 in Ohio, Joseph Henry Sharp traveled the U.S. painting Native American genre scenes, becoming known as the “father of the Taos Art Colony.” As one of the earliest artists to visit Alaska after its purchase and one of the first caucasian to visit New Mexico, he captured untouched Native life. His enthusiasm to learn from other cultures and capture it as it was disappearing was carried into the details of his work. After his sketches from Taos were published in Harper’s Weekly, he began embarking on westward trips to Arizona, California, Hawaii, Wyoming and Montana. He died in Pasadena in 1953, but many of his paintings remain in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley as historical record due to his accuracy.