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Henry Alvin Sharpe

Alvin Sharpe was born in Kentucky and studied art in Paris. Returning to the United States he decided to make his home in New Orleans, in 1931, doing murals, etchings, paintings, and creating various minted medals. He is credited with making the Mardi Gras doubloon, a light-weight aluminum coin thrown to the crowds during Mardi Gras. Another accomplishment was creating the 1967 Mississippi Sesquicentennial medal. Sharpe painted the murals on the ceiling of the Cotton Exchange in New Orleans at the suggestion of Louisiana Governor, Huey Long. During World War II he joined the Merchant Marines working his way up to a Captain. Most of his etchings and aquatints were of various scenes in New Orleans and rural areas of Louisiana.



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Henry Alvin Sharpe

American (1910-1982)
A Million Years Before Your Eyes in Old Louisiana
11-7/8 x 8-7/8 in.

Aquatint and etching, c.1940, edition 100. Signed, titled, and edition noted in pencil. In fine condition printed on heavy wove paper with adequate margins. Remnant of an old brown paper tape on the top margin, verso, which was used as a hinge.


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A Million Years Before Your Eyes in Old Louisiana



Henry Alvin Sharpe

American (1910-1982)
Beside the Still Water, Old Louisiana
8-3/4 x 10-3/4 in.

Aquatint and etching, c.1940, edition 100. Signed, titled, and edition noted in pencil. In fine condition other than a subtle suggestion of toning within an early mat opening and some remnants of old brown paper tape on the top margin, verso. Printed on heavy wove paper with adequate margins.


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Beside the Still Water, Old Louisiana



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