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BIOGRAPHY - John Sherrin (1819 - 1896)

A still life and animal painter, John Sherrin was born in London in 1819.  He worked mainly in watercolors and was a pupil of the famous still life artist William Henry Hunt (1790-1864) from whom he learned to paint nature with complete fidelity.

Sherrin skillfully manipulated his watercolors to portray even the slightest detail in nature and included a misty film in his works that copied the effects of the early morning dew on small buds and twigs.

Sherrin is considered to be a member of the "Bird's Nest" School a group of artists who share a common trait of including bird’s nests and eggs frequently in their works, although their skills, techniques and training differed from each other.

Sherrin was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy from 1859 to 1894 and he showed at Suffolk Street and the New Watercolour Society (RI), where he became a member as well.

Selected Museums

Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Aberdeen Art Gallery
Blackburn Art Gallery
Cartwright Hall, Bradford
Manchester City Art Gallery
Ulster Museum

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Still Life with Bird\'s Nest - John Sherrin
John Sherrin
(1819 - 1896)
Still Life with Bird's Nest
8 x 10 inches