Born in 1954, Abdul Rahim Sharif was only five years old when he saw a painting by French impressionist Renoir on a chocolate box called “The Luncheon of the Boating Party,” and it was this very artwork that arguably cemented his decision to become an artist.  He tried to emulate the style and form through various experimentations but all unfortunately amounted to no success.  It was not until the age of 12 that he sold his first painting, ironically titled “Boat Builders in Bahrain.” 

He studied art at the E'cole Nationale Superieur Des Beaux-Arts De Paris in France and then moved to New York City were he received his Master in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design.  He eventually established himself as an artist who essentially revives many of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist styles of the past, especially his still life art.  His knowledge about 19th century French painting is very evident in the way he treats color and light.  And this style of art is quite rare nowadays, so he has essentially cultivated a unique approach to reintroducing a style that created some of the greatest artists in history.