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, DC. 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 Grant.
Mr. Sherr is represented in the Phoenix Art Museum; the Smithsonian Institution; the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; 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.