Joseph H. Sharp

Artist Bio

The first of the Taos Society artists to visit the area in 1893, Joseph Sharp is considered the father of The Founders. But Sharp, trained in Cincinnati, Munich, and Paris, had painted Plains Indians in Wyoming and Montana before settling in Taos. President Theodore Roosevelt even had a studio built for Sharp near the site of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. While there, Sharp painted over 200 portraits of Native Americans who had participated in that fateful engagement. Sharp made a permanent move to Taos in 1912.

Artwork to be Showcased

Hawaiian Coastline

Lot 203

Hawaiian Coastline

Watercolor
12 3/4 x 9 inches
Estimate: $4,000.00 - $6,000.00
Sold For: $5,265.00
Portrait

Lot 335

Portrait

Oil on canvas
13 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches
Estimate: $30,000.00 - $40,000.00
Sold For: $46,800.00
Cottonwood, Canon Taos

Lot 336

Cottonwood, Canon Taos

Oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Estimate: $18,000.00 - $28,000.00
Sold For: $18,720.00
Chant to the Rain Gods

Lot 347

Chant to the Rain Gods

Oil on canvas
24 x 20 inches
Estimate: $100,000.00 - $150,000.00
Sold For: $90,000.00