Philip Lawrence Sherrod is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are chosen from among a pool of the most prominent professionals and are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than five decades of industry experience, Mr. Sherrod is an accomplished artist, composer, painter and poet known for his focus on raw and earthy forms of expression, including cityscapes, etchings, figure portraits and poetry. He has participated in group and solo exhibitions since the inception of his career, and was most recently selected for inclusion in a group exhibition at the National Academy of Design in New York City beginning at the turn of the century. Mr. Sherrod was previously featured in one-man shows at the Allan Stone Projects, Artists' Choice Museum, Art Awareness Gallery, 47 Bond St. Gallery and Bridgeport University, among other institutions. Appearing in various publications, he has written dozens of poems, including "Perspective," "Journey through Life," "Freedom," "Mirrors of The Mind" and "Dreams of Yesterday."
Born in Pauls Valley, OK, Mr. Sherrod has always held a broad range of interests, even at a young age. He attended Oklahoma State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in zoology in 1957, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in painting and art in 1959. Mr. Sherrod went on to complete postgraduate studies in painting through The Art Students League between 1961 and 1963 before pursuing continued coursework through Jacques Seligmann & Co. and the B. Carroll Reece Memorial Museum at East Tennessee State University in 1968.
Driven by a desire to share his knowledge and expertise, Mr. Sherrod began working as a teacher with the Morris County Art Association in 1973. He went on to join the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, where he served as an educator from 1977 to 2003. During this time, Mr. Sherrod was also recognized as a teacher with The Art Students League from 1984 to 2008, as well as a teacher with the School of Fine Arts at the National Academy of Design in 1994, 1996 and 1998. He was later honored as a master teacher with the Baird Community Center and the School of Fine Arts at the National Academy of Design.
A fellow of the American Academy in Rome, Mr. Sherrod was responsible for founding Street Painters in New York City in 1977. In addition to maintaining an active role as a founder of the organization, he has also been involved with The Art Students League; the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors; the National Academy Museum, now known as the National Academy of Design; and Treasured Poems of America.
Despite finding tremendous success within the artistic community, Mr. Sherrod remains known for his humility. He has been selected to receive numerous awards since the inception of his career, including the International Prize Galileo Galilei from Salvatore Russo in 2017, International Prize Tiepolo - Arte Milano in 2016, and The Canaletto Prize Artistic Career Award in 2016, among many others. In addition, Mr. Sherrod has been featured in a wide range of honors publications, including the 60th through 70th editions of Who's Who in America, 23rd edition of Who's Who in the East and 23rd through 26th editions of Who's Who in the World.