Ronald N. Sherr was born in 1952 in New Jersey. He studied at the duCret School of Art in New Jersey and at the National Academy of Design with Daniel E. Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein, and privately with Burton Silverman. In 1991, he won the Hubbard Art Award from the Hubbard Art Museum in Ruidoso, New Mexico. In 1995, his official portrait of President George Bush was unveiled for the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, DC. Other awards include an Allied Artists of America Gold Medal of Honor, 1986; International Editorial Design Competition; cover art for Time Magazine (portrait of Andreas Papandreou); Benjamin Altman Figure Prize, National Academy of Design; Greenshields Foundation Grants and Stacey Foundation Grant; and Henry Ward Ranger Purchase Prize, National Academy of Design.
Ronald Sherr is represented in the following collections: The American College of Greece, Athens; Forum Gallery, Manhattan, New York; The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, Texas; Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; Princeton University, New Jersey; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; The State House, Boston, Massachusetts; The State House, Trenton, New Jersey; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona; Pomona College, Claremont, California; The University Club, Manhattan, New York; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington DC; Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York; Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. He has previously taught at the National Academy of Design; Fashion Institute of Technology, Art Students League of New York and has conducted painting seminars at the Gallery of San Juan, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Ronald N. Sherr is a life member of The Lotos Club, Manhattan, New York. He currently lives and works in Hong Kong, China.