Hey Sharp was born in Sydney, the son of Canon William Sharp, and
graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor’s degree
in science and engineering.
Sharp lectured in electrical engineering
at Adelaide School of Mines and Industries in 1908 and Adelaide
University 1909 and various other positions until 1919 when
he went to Sydney
University to lecture in electrical engineering. Sharp was
acting professor from 1927-41 and retired in 1949. He was also
in economics and wrote a number of books on the subject.
is listed as Honorary Secretary of the Photographic Society of
New South Wales in 1915 and occasional lecturer on the bromoil
process. He was nominated for membership of the Sydney Camera
Circle in the 1920s but was not accepted, although his work
seems to have
been of an equivalent standard.
rarely exhibited in the salons (although some historical subjects
appeared in The Home
and ceased pictorial work around 1930.
text based on Gaël Newton's Silver & Grey Angus and Roberston, Australia 1980