Ronald Sherr Obituary, America Artist and Portrait Painter Dies At 70

Ronald Sherr Obituary, Death – Ronald Sherr, an America artist and portrait painter has passed away on Wednesday, December 07, 2022. He was 70-year-old. Ronald was a former teacher at Art Students League of New York. He studied at the DuCret School of Art in New Jersey and at the National Academy of Design with Daniel E. Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein, and privately with Burton Silverman. Ronald was from Middlesex, New Jersey, but he lived in Hong Kong. He had studios in New York City and Hong Kong. 

His portraits of well-known Americans include a number of former presidents, justices of the Supreme Court, senators, and governors, in addition to notable figures from the fields of business, medicine, academics, and the arts. Sherr is one of a very select group of artists who have been given the Hubbard Art Award, which comes with a cash award of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. This honor is only given out to a very small number of artists each year. This recognition was presented to the deserving candidate by the Hubbard Art Museum in Ruidoso, which is found in the state of New Mexico.

During the course of his teaching career, which spanned a total of twenty-five years, he was a professor at a wide range of institutions, some of which included the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League (ASL) of New York City. In the year 2020, the interview that was conducted by the ASL was published, and both Stephanie Cassidy and Ronald Sherr were included as interview subjects in the article. Sherr’s response to the question of which quality in other artists he admires the most was the following: “While there are those who appear to be gifted with an inherent, inexplicable talent (in any of the arts for that matter), it is usually hard work and a driving, serious commitment that brings out the best in any artist,” Sherr said in response to the question.