Dorothea Sharp

British (1874 - 1955)

Dorothea Sharp was a British painter.
Based on records, Dorothea Sharp's estimated art value is C$20,000 (*)

Dorothea Sharp's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$5,000 - C$100,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Dorothea Sharp (1874-1955) was C$67,250 - paid for "At the Seashore" at Heffel in Vancouver on Thu, Apr 28, 2022. has 18 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$5,000 to C$100,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

Dorothea Sharp was born in Dartford, Kent in England. She studied at Regent Street Polytechnic school in London under Sir David Murray and the plein air painter George Clausen, before going on to study in Paris where she was influenced by the work of the French Impressionists. Upon her return to London, she became actively involved in the Society of Women Artists in London, exhibiting with them from 1902 on, and at one point became the group's vice-president. She also showed work with the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Paris Salon. Sharp had a permanent base at Blomfield Road, Maida Vale in London, but traveled widely. In the company of the Canadian artist Helen McNicoll, she visited and painted in the artist's colonies at St Ives, England, in Brittany, at Grès-sur-Loing in France and in Italy. This sun-drenched painting is set in the countryside around Cassis, a town on the Mediterranean coast in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. Sharp's training and practice as a plein air painter and her absorption of the Impressionists' use of colour and light brought freshness and spontaneity to paintings such as this. She was also known for her paintings of women and children, and this idyllic scene of mother and child exploring a hillside lush with grass and spring flowers, while surrounded by wandering goats and their young, is an outstanding example of this subject.

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