British painter Dorothea Sharp was born in Dartford in 1874. When she was 21 Dorothea inherited money from her uncle and decided to go to art school. Sharp received her education from a arts college ran by Charles Edward Johnson and the Regent Street Polytechnic in London. Claude Monet was a great influence on her work and she adopted a Impressionist style. Sharp was best known for her work with children. During her lifetime she was very well known and exhibited with the Royal Academy from 1901 to 1948. Sharp passed away in 1955.