Harry Raymond Henry (1882-1973)
Harry Raymond Henry was born in Woodson, Illinois on March 21, 1882. Henry was raised in the Midwest and apprenticed to a draftsman while in his teens. At the turn of the century he began art training at the Art Institute of Chicago and St Louis Academy and had further training under John C. Johansen at Saugatuck, Michigan. He then had a studio in New York City until 1910 when he moved to southern California and first exhibited in Los Angeles. The 1920s were spent in San Juan Capistrano where he maintained a studio in an old adobe. After moving to Hollywood in 1929, Henry was an art critic for Citizens News. In the mid-1940s he moved to a home in Three Arch Bay south of Laguna Beach and continued to paint until his eyesight failed in the mid-1960s. He died in Costa Mesa, CA on May 16, 1974. Using a Pointillist style with a rich palette of blues, reds and lavenders, Henry painted poetic landscapes of southern California.
Exhibited: Royar Gallery (LA), 1915; Old Adobe Gallery (Capistrano), 1926; Ainslie Gallery (LA), 1928; Gump’s (SF), 1929 (solo); California State Fair, 1930; Los Angeles County Museum, 1932; Laguna Beach Art Association; Tuesday Morning Club (LA), 1936; Nash Gallery (LA), 1938; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1947.