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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

Summary: The papers of realist painter, Honoré Sharrer, measure 9.45 linear feet 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 material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographs of Sharrer, her family, friends, colleagues, and artwork. An addition measuring 0.2 linear feet dating from 1920-2007 was donated 2018 and includes magazine clippings on women used as source material by Sharrer.

Biographical/Historical Note

Realist painter Honoré Sharrer (1920-2009) lived and worked in New York, Massachusetts, London, Montreal and Charlottesville, Virginia.


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

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