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Osage artist Boyd Sharp spends many hours in his art studio, working on paintings and drawings using a variety of media, from oils to acrylics to watercolor. VICKI GERDES/TRIBUNE

Osage man builds career from passion for art

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Boyd Sharp’s love of art is a lifelong passion.

The 74-year-old Osage artist can remember his father taking him and his siblings to art museums in Chicago during the 1940s — and just leaving him in the art gallery until the rest of them were finished looking at the other exhibits.


“We didn’t have TV in those days — that (visiting museums) was our only entertainment, and it was free,” he explained.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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