Student Work - Dr. Marie Watkins
Jenny Dawson- Study Away at the Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy, Fall 2010
Art History student, Jenny Dawson, researched the Palazzo Piccolomini in Pienza. Here, she is giving her presentation onsite at the Palazzo.
Sarah Ware - Furman Advantage Research Project 2011
Summary of Furman Advantage Research, Summer 2011
Addie Josephine Byram Sharp
Incredibly influential in her husband’s life and career, Addie Sharp has remained a mysterious figure in art history. Her husband Joseph Henry Sharp was a well-known painter around the turn of the century. The Sharps’ pioneer lifestyle and interaction with Native Americans was inspiring to their Midwestern audience. Addie gave lectures about their interactions and about the artifacts they collected. Addie also often acted as spokesperson for her husband, who was deaf. Sharp rarely traveled without Addie. Because she was such a prominent figure in Sharp’s life, we felt that more information needed to be compiled for her. Even simple biographical information was scant. The goals of this project were to construct a timeline for Addie and accumulate as much information as possible about her life, travel with Sharp, and about the fatal illness she developed late in life. The information gathered from primary and secondary sources has helped form an image of Addie Sharp as more than just the wife of an artist.
Sarah Ware and Dr. Marie Watkins