Edward Lamson Henry
(1841 - 1919)
Edward Lamson Henry was active/lived in New York, South Carolina. Edward Henry is known for idealized genre, sea-landscape and portrait painting.
Biography Edward Lamson Henry
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, on January 12, 1841, Edward Lamson Henry, with a bent for nostalgia, became a noted painted of super-realistic genre scenes of early 19th century rural America. With minute detail, these works are now considered old fashioned, but they reflected the love of collecting old things that was stimulated by the 1875 Philadelphia Exposition. He also did portraits, and his series of railroad scenes are particularly notable.
As a child, Henry was orphaned and brought at age seven to New York City where he was raised by relatives. He showed early art talent and began study at age 14 with Walter Oddie. In 1858, he enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy and then studied in Paris from 186
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