Monday, December 8, 2008

Robert Henri (pronounced "Hen rye")

One of the most famous and influential American painters of the early 20th Century (his students included Edward Hopper and Rockwell Kent), Robert Henri was a frequent plein air pochade box painter. He had a very colorful, if traumatic, “old west” boyhood, featuring his father, a gambler and real estate developer, who shot and killed a local rancher, resulting in the family’s flight to Denver and the assumption of new names.

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