William Scharf

William Scharf (February 22, 1927 – January 15, 2018 [1], born Media, PA) was an American artist from New York City, he taught at The Art Students League of New York. Painting with acrylics, he was a member of the New York School movement.
He apprenticed with Mark Rothko and was influenced by his color field paintings. The surrealist painter Arshile Gorky and the Abstract expressionism style found in 1950s New York City also influenced Scharf. His exhibits include San Francisco Art Institute (1969), the Pepperdine University's Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art (2001),and Richard York Gallery in New York City (2004).Scharf's work has been exhibited in a number of galleries, including the Anita Shapolsky Gallery, Meredith Ward Fine Art, and Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York City.


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