American artist William Scharf (born 1927) studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts before serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Returning to his studies in 1948 he won a scholarship from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to go to Paris, where he studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. In 1952 he moved to New York and in 1953 became a studio assistant of Mark Rothko. Scharf has taught at many art schools throughout the U.S. since the 1960s. His work is represented in numerous museum collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, California.
To ensure the health and safety of the public, in line with current government restrictions, IMMA’s galleries will close from 24 December until further notice. All tickets purchased for Paula Rego, Obedience and Defiance exhibition will be refunded over the next two weeks. We appreciate your patience during this time.