Robert Henri


George Bellows
(Visual Arts)
Thomas Eakins
(Visual Arts)
Kenneth Hayes Miller
(Visual Arts)
Thomas Pollock Anshutz
(Visual Arts)

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Robert Henri

Knowledge Identifier: +Robert_Henri


Robert Henri

American painter and teacheradd

Category: Visual Arts

Born in 1865, deceased in 1929.

Countries: United States (53%), Pennsylvania (15%), France (12%)

Main connections: George Bellows, Thomas Eakins, Kenneth Hayes Miller

Linked to: Modern School, Philadelphia School of Design for Women, The Eight, Metropolitan Museum of Art




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Robert Henri was born in 1865 add something


In 1871, Henri's father founded the town of Cozaddale, Ohio. add something


In 1873, the family moved west to Nebraska, where they founded the town of Cozad. add something


In October 1882, Henri's father became embroiled in a dispute with a rancher, Alfred Pearson, over the right to pasture cattle on land claimed by the family. add something


In 1883, the family moved to New York City, to Atlantic City, New Jersey, New Jersey, where the young artist completed his first paintings. add something


In 1886, Henri enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia , where he studied under Thomas Anshutz, a protege of Thomas Eakins. add something


In 1888, he traveled to Paris to study at the Academie Julian, where he studied under William-Adolphe Bouguereau and embraced Impressionism. add something


By the end of 1891, he returned to Philadelphia , studying under Robert Vonnoh at the Academy. add something


In 1892, he began teaching at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. add something


By 1895, Henri had come to reconsider Impressionism, calling it a "new academicism". add something


Woman in Manteau

oil on canvas , 1895


In 1898 he married Linda Craige, a student from his private art class. add something


Hilda Belcher - Belcher graduated from Newark High School in 1900 and later moved to New York City to attend the New York School of Art, where she studied with William Merritt Chase, Kenneth Hayes Miller, and Robert Henri


Achsah Barlow Brewster - After graduating from Smith College in 1902, she went to New York City where she studied art under Kenyon Cox, Arthur Wesley Dow, Walter A. Clark and Frank Vincent DuMond at the Art Students League and with Robert Henri at the New York School of Art


Patrick Henry Bruce - In 1902 he moved to New York, where he studied with William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, and Kenneth Hayes Miller


In 1905, Henri's wife Linda, long in poor health, died. add something


Josephine Hopper - In late 1905 at the New York School of Art she met Robert Henri, who soon asked her to pose for a portrait


In 1906, he was elected to the National Academy of Design, but when painters in his circle were rejected for the Academy's 1907 exhibition, he accused fellow jurors of bias and walked off the jury, resolving to organize a show of his own. add something


Morgan Russell - Painting - In 1907, after returning to New York City, Russell studied painting at the New York School of Art with the noted Ashcan painter Robert Henri, among others


Eugene Speicher - He moved to New York in 1907 and began attending the Art Students League where he studied with William Merritt Chase and Frank Vincent Du Mond, and in 1909 took life classes with Robert Henri at the New York School of Art, which he found of great importance to his formative style


In February 1908, Henri organized a landmark show entitled "The Eight" at the Macbeth Gallery in New York. add something


In May 1908, he married 22-year old Irish-born Marjorie Organ. add something


George Bellows - Bellows first achieved notice in 1908, when he and other pupils of Henri organized an exhibition of mostly urban studies.


Looking at Henri's Salome of 1909 the critic Robert Hughes observed: "Her long legs thrust out with strutting sexual arrogance, and glint through the over-brushed back veil. add something


In 1910, Henri organized the Exhibition of Independent Artists, the first nonjuried, no-prize show in the U.S., which he modeled after the Salon des Independants in France. add something


Henri admired anarchist and Mother Earth publisher Emma Goldman, and taught from 1911 at the Modern School. add something


George Bellows - He taught at the first Modern School in New York City (as did his mentor, Henri, and served on the editorial board of the socialist journal, The Masses, to which he contributed many drawings and prints beginning in 1911.


Figure in Motion
oil on canvas


From 1915 to 1927 he was a popular and influential teacher at the Art Students League of New York. add something


Reuben Nakian - In 1915, Nakian studied at the Independent School of Art in New York City as well as the Robert Henri School with Homer Boss and A.S. Baylinson


Cordelia Wilson - In 1917, Cordelia Wilson was honored by having two paintings selected for the inaugural exhibition of the new New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico . The show featured easel works by George Bellows, Robert Henri, F. Martin Hennings, and Leon Kroll, who were working in the Southwest at that time, along with the "Taos Six" and other members of the Taos Society


Thomas Eakins - On October 29, 1917, Robert Henri wrote an open letter to the Art Students League about Eakins:


Albert Henry Krehbiel - In the summers of 1922 and 1923, Krehbiel was invited by the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe to participate in its Visiting Artists Program and was given a studio in the prestigious Palace of the Governors next to his contemporary, Ashcan realist Robert Henri


In 1924 he purchased Corrymore House. add something


Henri died of cancer in the summer of 1929. add something


In the spring of 1929 Henri was chosen as one of the top three living American artists by the Arts Council of New York. add something


Paintings of Robert Henri(1929)


" Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1955 add something


" Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 1969 add something


"Robert Henri: His Life and Art." New York: Dover Publications, 1991 add something


" Orlando, Orlando Museum of Art, 1994 add something


" Portland, Maine: Portland Museum of Art, 1995 add something


Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997 add something


Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 2005 add something


" New York, Gerald Peters Gallery, 2005 add something


" Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009 add something


Charlotte, North Carolina: Mint Museum of Art, 2011 add something


" Savannah, Georgia: Telfair Museums, 2013 add something