Albert Scharf: Featured Artist May 2019

ALBERT SCHARF

Featured Artist   |   May 2019

Albert Scharf was born in New York City in 1951, and has received a BFA in architecture and photography from the University of New Mexico. Scharf had a career in graphic design and commercial printing, and the artist has continued his artistic education at the New School, the Printing School of New York, and Santa Fe Community College. Scharf currently lives and works in Santa Fe, NM. Scharf’s work is in both private and corporate collections, as well as collections of public institutions.

Scharf’s father was an aristocrat who fled the growing Nazi regime in Vienna, eventually finding Scharf’s Brooklyn-born mother and settling in Long Island. A young Scharf absorbed the art of the city, and the artist still vividly recalls the pomp and decorum once involved in museum visits. Such reverence for art certainly played a part in what led him to his studio in Santa Fe today.

Scharf’s work is an attempt to represent the spirits in the natural world, paying homage to vistas we may forget to notice around us every day. Seeing the New Mexico sky through the perspective of someone who grew up in the claustrophobic streets of New York City reminds us of the untouchable wealth in this world. Scharf’s monumental skyscapes provide a frozen moment of wonder, imparting the beauty and veneration of witnessing the sublime.


Coming Changes 80, 2019

Albert Scharf

Coming Changes 80, 2019

oil on canvas

50 x 60 in (127 x 152.40 cm)

-SOLD-

Ancient Gold 710

Albert Scharf

Ancient Gold 710

oil on canvas

48 x 24 in (121.92 x 60.96 cm)

$3,500

Spring Snow, Sangre de Cristos 565, 2019

Albert Scharf

Spring Snow, Sangre de Cristos 565, 2019

oil on canvas

48 x 24 in (121.92 x 60.96 cm)

$3,200

Raising Expectations 1000

Albert Scharf

Raising Expectations 1000

oil on canvas

84 x 62 in (213.36 x 157.48 cm)

$14,500

Beaver Ponds, Chama 658, 2019

Albert Scharf

Beaver Ponds, Chama 658, 2019

oil on canvas

30 x 40 in (76.20 x 101.60 cm)

-SOLD-

Chama Drama 630

Albert Scharf

Chama Drama 630

oil on canvas

48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

$4,200

Spirits, Borrego Trail 365

Albert Scharf

Spirits, Borrego Trail 365

oil on canvas

30 x 24 in (76.20 x 60.96 cm)

$2,300

Tranquil Setting 1006, 2019

Albert Scharf

Tranquil Setting 1006, 2019

oil on canvas

40 x 30 in (101.60 x 76.20 cm)

$3,400

Tucumcari Prairie 831

Albert Scharf

Tucumcari Prairie 831

oil on canvas

12 x 36 in (30.48 x 91.44 cm)

$1,800