Always drawn to various forms of art, Philip Lawrence Sherrod’s interest in the field started at a very young age. He first heard the music of Beethoven as a child and was instantly moved by the sound. Since then, Mr. Sherrod has composed and painted countless works of arts in various forms throughout his career. In 1959, he received two Bachelors of Arts in painting and art from Oklahoma State University. In order to further improve his skills as an artist, he completed postgraduate courses at The Art Students League of New York, Jacques Seligmann & Co. in New York City, and the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University.
Mr. Sherrod began his academic career as a teacher for the Morris County Art Association in Morristown, NJ. He then served as a visual arts teacher at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and at The Art Students League of New York. Throughout his career, Mr. Sherrod also held several appointments as a teacher at the School of Fine Arts of the National Academy of Design. He later spent the remainder of his teaching career as a master teacher at the Baird Community Center in South Orange, NJ. In addition, he founded Street Painters in New York City in 1977.
As an accomplished artist, Mr. Sherrod’s work is displayed in permanent collections in both private and public institutions, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. Currently, his work is being displayed in a group exhibition at the National Academy of Design in New York City. In his spare time outside of work, he enjoys fishing. Looking toward the future, Mr. Sherrod plans to continue his artistic efforts and per fect his skills in illustrated abstract art.
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