Joseph Henry Sharp / Resources

Online Catalogue

The Ricketts Art Foundation, The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, The Lunder Research Center at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, and the Gilcrease Museum present this companion online catalogue to the book The Life & Art of Joseph Henry Sharp. The searchable catalogue inclues 700+ paintings in public collections.

Museum Collections

Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
The Stark Museum, Orange, Texas
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Forsyth Galleries at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.


Hassrick, Peter H, with Marie Watkins, Sarah E. Boehme, and Kelin Michael. The Life and Art of Joseph Henry Sharp. Cody, WY: Buffalo Bill Center of the West in association with The Lunder Research Center at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 2019.
Boehme, Sarah. Absarokee Hut: The Joseph Henry Sharp Cabin. Cody, WY: Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1992.
Boehme, Sarah. “The North and Snow: Joseph Henry Sharp in Montana.” Montana The Magazine of Western History, vol. 40, no. 4 (August 1990), 32-47.
Carter, Denny. The Golden Age: Cincinnati Painters of the Nineteenth Century Represented in the Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Art Museum, 1979.
Duveneck, Josephine W. Frank Duveneck, Painter-Teacher. San Francisco: John Howell-Books, 1970.
Eldredge, Bruce, Nell Horton, and Janis Ziller Becker. “Joseph Henry Sharp: A Symphony in Silence.” American Art Review, vol. VII, no. 3 (June-July 1995), 124–131.
Fenn, Forrest. The Beat of the Drum and the Whoop of the Dance: A Study of the Life and Work of Joseph Henry Sharp. Santa Fe: Fenn Publishing Co., 1983.
Fenn, Forrest. Teepee Smoke. Santa Fe: One Horse Land & Cattle Co., 2007.
Hassrick, Peter H. “Charles Bair and His Artists.” From The Charles M. Bair Family Collection: Western and Native American Art. Billings: Yellowstone Art Museum, 2004.
McNeil, Thomas. “Joseph Henry Sharp: 70 Years of Western Painting.” The Branding Iron, (Los Angeles Corral of Westerners), March 1971.
Milsten, David Randolph. Thomas Gilcrease: Founder of the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art. Tulsa, OK: Coman, 1991.
Minckler, Thomas E. In Poetic Silence, The Floral Paintings of Joseph Henry Sharp. Tucson, Arizona; Settlers West Galleries, 2010.
Riebeth, Carolyn Reynolds. J. H. Sharp Among the Crow Indians, 1902–1910: Personal Memories of His Life and Friendships on the Crow Reservation in Montana. El Segundo, CA: Upton, 1985.
Riebeth, Carolyn Reynolds. Some Memories of J. H. Sharp. Billings, MT: Parmly Billings Library, 1969.
Watkins, Marie. “Painting the American Indian at the Turn of the Century: Joseph Henry Sharp and His Patrons, William H. Holmes, Phoebe A. Hearst, and Joseph G. Butler, Jr.” PhD diss., Florida State University, 2000.

Statement of Purpose

Through its archives, collections, and programming, the Couse-Sharp Historic Site preserves and interprets Taos’ crossroads of cultures, promoting and facilitating research, education, and new perspectives on the Taos Society of Artists, early artists of Taos, and regional and Indigenous communities in relation to the greater story of the multicultural American West.