1911 - 1966
While he was a student at the Art Student’s League in New York, Sharp met fellow artist Paul Crosthwaite, and the two became lifelong companions. Around 1935, they started spending summers in New Hope, moving there permanently shortly thereafter. Their apartment and studio was above the Solebury National Bank, at the foot of the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge. The building was home to many of the New Hope artists, including Charles Ramsey and Henry Snell. John and Paul summered on Nantucket and painted here.