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Honoré Sharrer

(1920–2009). Painter. In recent decades known for quirky, often dreamlike, surrealistic images, Sharrer earlier employed her tight, highly detailed but imaginative approach to ...

Sharrer, Honoré

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
411 words

..., Honoré ( 1920–2009 ). Painter In her later decades known for quirky, often dreamlike, surrealistic images, Sharrer earlier employed her tight, highly detailed but imaginative approach to focus on the lives of ordinary Americans, often within self-consciously posed tableaux. A cultivated ingenuousness and patterned colors contribute to a charmingly naive spirit that accommodates unsettling notes. Tribute to the American Working People (Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1946–51 ), modeled on the form of an early Renaissance altarpiece, pays homage...

Honoré Sharrer

Honoré Sharrer  

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(1920–2009).Painter. In recent decades known for quirky, often dreamlike, surrealistic images, Sharrer earlier employed her tight, highly detailed but imaginative approach to focus on the lives of ...

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