Updated: Feb 23
A native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, 2019 Allied Artist Exhibitor, Sharon Florin has been painting the New York urban landscape for the past 40 years.
She received her B.A. in Fine Arts from Adelphi University and attended classes at the Art Students League of New York, beginning with Saturday life drawing classes when in high school, summer classes during college and then evening classes after working a 9-5 job. Sharon exhibited professionally since 1980 and has been in over 20 solo exhibitions and in numerous juried and group shows. Her work can be found in many public and corporate collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, Burson-Marsteller Public Relations among others. She received awards from the Allied Artists of America, The National Association of Women Artists, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and the Butler Institute of American Art. Her work has been reproduced on books, magazine covers and calendars and she created many commissioned paintings of specific sites and buildings.
“The older buildings and side streets of N.Y.hold a special fascination for me”. Sharon’s art captures the texture, detail and the light of the city. Her work documents what is so familiar that you can walk by without noticing, yet tomorrow may be gone."
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