Frequently Asked Questions


Do the Sponsors of the Joseph Henry Sharp Online Catalogue have research facilities I can use?

The Rickets Art Foundation does not have research facilities.

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is home to the McCracken Research Library which contains tens of thousands of books and is uniquely focused on the history and art of the American West. Forrest Fenn donated Sharp's cabin studio "Absarokee Hut," a set of Sharp’s papers, along with many fascinating artifacts that had once decorated the cabin. The cabin was professionally and lovingly restored and then placed in its own special garden next to the Whitney Western Art Museum. The Center is proud to include 35 original Sharp works in the Whitney Western Art Museum. The Center is located in Cody, Wyoming.

The Couse-Sharp Historic Site includes the studios of Joseph Henry Sharp and the home, gardens, and studio of E.I. Couse. The Lunder Research Center, an archive and research facility focusing on the Taos Society of Artists (TSA), is moving forwardSpearheaded by The Couse Foundation, the non-profit organization that owns and operated the Couse-sharp Historic site, plans are underway for a 2021 opening. 

The Gilcrease Museum houses a comprehensive collection of the art, culture, and history of North America. The collection includes more than 350 years of American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, including the largest public holdings of art of the American West. Joseph Henry Sharp is represented by nearly 300 original works.

In addition, please see individual museum and institution websites for specific information regarding research facilities.


What are permissible uses of the images on the Joseph Henry Sharp Online Catalogue?

Permission of image use cannot be granted through the Online Catalogue. Use of images in the Joseph Henry Sharp Online Catalogue may be protected by copyright, trademark, rights of privacy/publicity, or related interests owned by one or more third parties.


What is an Online Catalogue?

An online art catalogue is a website that explores the body of an artist’s work. Online catalogues and raisonnés are available on many nineteenth-century American artists including, for example, Frederic Remington, Alfred Jacob Miller, Alexander Phimister Proctor, Charles Russell, William Ranney, and Childe Hassam.


How can I obtain a copy of the publication The Life & Art of Joseph Henry Sharp?

The companion publication to the Online Catalogue may be purchased through the Points West Market at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, University of Oklahoma Press, and any number of book stores that feature western art books.


How do I submit a comment or correction?

Comments or corrections should be emailed to


Where can the public see artworks by Joseph Henry Sharp?

Over 75 institutions and museums are represented in the Online Catalogue. In many cases, links are provided to their website. 


I think I have a Joseph Henry Sharp painting. Can you authenticate it for me?

The Contributors and Sponsors of the Joseph Henry Sharp Online Catalogue do not authenticate, appraise, or evaluate artworks.