Ronald Sherr Obituary, Death – Ronald Sherr (1952-2022) received his education at the DuCret School of Art in New Jersey, the National Academy of Design, and privately with Burton Silverman. Daniel E. Greene and Harvey Dinnerstein were his teachers at the National Academy of Design. Wednesday, December 7 was the day he went away. His portraits of famous Americans include a number of former presidents, justices of the Supreme Court, senators, and governors, in addition to prominent figures in the fields of business, medicine, academia, and the arts.
Sherr is one of the very few artists to have been honored with the Hubbard Art Award, which comes with a cash prize of $250,000. This award was given out by the Hubbard Art Museum in Ruidoso, New Mexico. His teaching career spanned twenty-five years, with lengthy stints at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League (ASL) of New York City, among other institutions. In the year 2020, the ASL published an interview that featured both Ronald Sherr and Stephanie Cassidy.
Sherr responded to the question of what quality in other artists he admires the most by saying that, “While there are those who seem 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.”