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LOUIS HOVEY SHARP (1874-1946), California Landscape Painter.

Louis Hovey Sharp was born in Glencoe, Illinois on July 27, 1874. He studied with Chase, Duveneck, Charles Boutwood, and at the Art Institute of Chicago. Sharp sketched for a brief time on the Hopi reservation in Arizona before moving to Pasadena, California in 1914. For the next 15 years he kept studios both in Pasadena and Taos, New Mexico. In 1917 he spent many months painting in the Grand Canyon; in 1925 he was in Carmel on the Monterey peninsula, and after 1929 lived for a time in the Austrian Tyrol. Sharp died in Pasadena on June 13, 1946.

Louis Hovey Sharp biography courtesy Edan Hughes.