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Honoré Sharrer papers, circa 1920-2007

Sharrer, Honoré Desmond, 1920-2009

Muralist, Painter, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 9.45 Linear feet; 1.12 Gigabytes

Summary: The papers of realist painter, Honoré Sharrer, measure 9.45 linear feet and 1.12 GB and date from circa 1920-2007. The collection documents Sharrer's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings and notes, research and source files, printed and digital material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographs of Sharrer, her family, friends, colleagues, and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Realist painter Honoré Sharrer (1920-2009) lived and worked in New York, Massachusetts, London, Montreal and Charlottesville, Virginia. She was best known for her five-panel painting, Tribute to the American Working People , completed in 1951 and first shown at M. Knoedler & Co. in New York to wide critical acclaim.


The Honoré Sharrer papers were donated in 2006 and 2007 by Perez Zagorin, Sharrer's husband. A small addition was donated by Adam Zagorin, Sharrer's son, in 2018.

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Language Note

Collection is in English.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art