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Honore Desmond Sharrer
Birth: Jul. 12, 1920
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 2009
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Painter. In an age of abstraction, she continued to embrace realism and attention to detail, with a large dose of fantasy as time went on. The child of a career Army officer and an artist mother, she was raised in a variety of places, including the Philippines and Paris, before graduating from high school in La Jolla, California. After winning a nationwide contest sponsored by "The American" magazine, she studied at Yale, and the San Francisco Art Institute, before working as a shipyard welder during WWII. Through the late 1940s, she created what is generally accounted her masterpiece, "Tribute to the American Working People". Completed in 1951, the five-part polytych is part of the Smithsonian collection, and was the subject of an exhibition in 2007. Her later work, such as "Resurrection of the Waitress" (1984) often focused on women's place on society. Sharrer has paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and other facilities. She married historian Perez Zagorin (deceased April 26, 2009) in 1947, and lived her final years in Charlottesville, Virginia. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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  Perez Zagorin (1920 - 2009)*
 
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Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: May 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37038381
Honore Desmond Sharrer
Added by: Bob Hufford
 
Honore Desmond Sharrer
Added by: Bob Hufford
 
Honore Desmond Sharrer
Added by: Bob Hufford
 
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