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Dorothea Sharp (1874–1955)
Painter in oil, especially of flowers and seaside scenes with children. Studied art at Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art after initial education on the continent. Exhibited prolifically at the RA, RBA, ROI, SWA, Fine Art Society and other venues, including Paris Salon and Commonwealth countries. Her small monograph Painting in Oils illustrates her work, which in the 1980s gained new popularity. Her pictures, idyllic and sunlit, have wide appeal, and although her range is limited at her best she is an excellent flower painter. Many British and Commonwealth galleries hold her work, including Laing Art Gallery and Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Manchester City Art Gallery. Lived in London.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)