Robert Henri

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Birthday
24, 1865
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jul 12, 1929 (64)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
24, 1865
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jul 12, 1929 (64)

About

American realist painter associated with the Ashcan School and known for "Salome" (1909) and other works.

Before Fame

He studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia where he was taught by the famed Thomas Anshutz; he then studied at the Académie Julian in Paris with the realist William-Adolphe Bouguereau.

Trivia

He organized the groundbreaking art show, "The Eight," at New York's Macbeth Galleries in 1908.

Family Life

He was the son of a Cincinnati real estate developer, and he was a distant relative of American Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt.

Associated With

He inspired Everett Shinn, who became another leading figure in the Ashcan movement.