Sharon Sprung Artist, Biography and Wiki
Sharon Sprung is an American artist based in Brooklyn, New York, United State of America. Sprung is mainly known for her painting of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s official White House portrait. She is also an instructor at the Art Students League of New York.
Sprung developed an interest in portrait painting while she was quite young. She primarily works with oil paints on wood panels and calls her work “contemporary realism”. She did a lot of paintings of young single mothers who lived near her in Brooklyn.
Sharon Sprung Age and Birthday
Sprung is an American born on June 16, 1953, in Glen Cove, New York, United States of America. She is 69 years old and she will be celebrating her 70th birthday on June 16, 2023. Her Zodiac sign is Gemini.
Sharon Sprung Height and Weight
Sprung is a gorgeous woman who stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 55 kg.
Sharon Sprung Education
She began her art classes at the Art Student League in New York City where she had classes with Harvey Dinnerstein and Daniel E. Greene. Later, she briefly attended Cornell University but dropped out.
Sharon Sprung Family
Sprung was born in Glen Clove, New York but her parents’ identities and information are not known. It is also not known whether she has siblings or not.
Sharon Sprung Husband
Sprung is happily married to William Astwood, a psychotherapist. The couple has lived in Brooklyn, New York since 1980.
Sharon Sprung Art Career
She started teaching at the Art Student League of New York in 2004. She is also a long-time teacher at the National Academy School and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from its museum.
In 2004 she was commissioned by the House of Representatives to paint a portrait of Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the House in 1917. In 2022, she painted the first woman of color in Congress, Patsy Takemoto Mink.
Sprung was privileged and was commissioned to paint former First Lady Michelle Obama’s official White House portrait by the White House Historical Association. She painted the portrait for nine months and was unveiled by the Bidens in 2022.
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Sharon Sprung’s Net Worth
The well-known artist has an estimated net worth of $500k which is currently under review.