Albert Scharf was born in New York City in 1951, and received a BFA in architecture and photography from the University of New Mexico. Scharf had a career in graphic design and commercial printing, and the artist has continued his artistic education at the New School, the Printing School of New York, and Santa Fe Community College.
Scharf’s monumental skyscapes attempt to represent the spirits in the natural world, paying homage to vistas we may forget to notice around us every day. Seeing the New Mexico sky through the perspective of someone who grew up in the claustrophobic streets of New York City reminds us of the untouchable wealth in this world. Scharf’s work is in both private and corporate collections, as well as collections of public institutions. Scharf currently lives and works in Santa Fe, NM.