Sherrie McGraw is recognized as one of the top artists of our time, having recently been awarded the Butler Institute of American Art’s Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in American Art. Only the second woman to have received this award, she now joins the ranks of art legends Leo Castelli and Louise Nevelson. Sherrie also received an honorary doctorate from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Sherrie McgrawBright Light Fine Art
McGraw studied and taught at the Art Students League of New York and has become one of America’s foremost artists and teachers. Sensitivity to the abstract beauty of painting has always been McGraw’s interest. “A painting is more than the subject matter or the story it might depict. Good painting carries an undercurrent of beauty that expresses something beyond subject matter, beyond the tangible reality. It is this level of seeing that makes a painting a living thing, something that speaks even centuries after the artist is gone.”
Her work has received numerous awards and has shown in major art institutions and museums, including the Butler Institute of American Art, where she had a solo show in 2014. McGraw lectures and demonstrates for art institutions such as the Portrait Society of America, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Brigham Young University, the Art Students League of New York, the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia.