Honore Sharrer


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Honore Sharrer was an artist who made paintings, lithographs, aquatints, photographs, and drawings. Her colorful paintings, with their blending of Social Realism and Surrealism, showed the experiences of everyday people but with a slight air of unreality. Her early paintings depicted American working people in a Social Realist style. Her work then transitioned into Surrealism, often with humor and political overtones.  Later she would explore the imagery of myth and fairy tales to free herself from “the punishment of ‘realism’.”  

Sharrer studied at the California School of Fine Art and at Yale University.  During World War II she worked as a welder in a shipyard in San Francisco.  She created storyboards for the movie industry.  She moved to New York and worked in a shipyard in New Jersey.

Her adherence to representational and figural art in the 1950s and 1960s came up against the…

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15 responses to “Honore Sharrer

  1. I reblogged your reblog. Thanks for this great resource of Women’s art!

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  2. What an interesting woman and artist. A pleasure to read.

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  3. Love learning about this woman/artist. Thank you dear friend. X

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  4. Wow. Didn’t know about her. Bopping over to read. Thank You!!! 🙂

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  5. thank you so much🎵🐬I am really grateful for you🎵🐬

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