George Bush, forty-first President of the
States (1989-1993) - Smithsonian Institution,
National Portrait Gallery
RONALD N. SHERR was born in New Jersey in 1952. 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.
In 1991, he won the Hubbard Art Award (worth $250,000) from
the Hubbard Art Museum in Ruidoso, New Mexico. In 1995, his
official portrait of President George Bush was unveiled for
the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C. Other awards
include an Allied Artists of America Gold Medal of Honor,
1986; International Editorial Design Competition; cover art
for Time Magazine (a portrait of Andreas Papandreou);
Benjamin Altman Figure Prize, National Academy of Design;
the Henry Ward Ranger Purchase Prize, National Academy of
Design; Greenshields Foundation Grants and a Stacey Foundation
Mr. Sherr is represented in the Phoenix Art Museum; the Smithsonian
Institution; the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.;
Yale University; Princeton University; the State House, Trenton,
New Jersey (official portrait of former Governor J. Florio);
the Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina; US Dept.
of the Treasury and in many private collections in the US,
Europe, and Japan.
He has previously taught at the National Academy of Design,
the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Art Students League
of New York and has conducted painting seminars at the Gallery
of San Juan, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.