In 1949, Mademoiselle magazine declared Honoré Sharrer "Woman Artist of the Year." Starting at the tender age of 19 and throughout her 20s, she was included in major exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. At the age of 31, she was represented by a top NY art gallery and featured in Time, Newsweek, and Life magazines. Because of her commitment to progressive ideals, however, Sharrer found herself increasingly marginalized in the tense political climate of the Cold War, the period following World War II marked by hostility between the US, Soviet Russia, and Communist China.... With equal part wit, seduction, and bite, her work presents a potent and often unsettling critique of the conventions of American culture.
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