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Henry; George (1858-1943); Artist, RA, RSA

Name authority Item Type Metadata

Surname

Henry

Forename(s)

George

Birth Date

1858

Death Date

1943

Occupation

Artist

Biographical Text

George Henry was born in Irvine, North Ayrshire, and studied at Glasgow School of Art and later in Macgregor's studio, though he learned most from his nature studies at Kirkcudbright. His father's name was 'Hendry' and George dropped the 'd' from his surname as a young man. He was a prominent member of the Glasgow School, working alongside various members such as James Guthrie, Edward Walton, Joseph Crawhall and Arthur Melville. In 1893 he went to Japan with Edward Atkinson Hornel, another member of the Glasgow Boys, for an 18 month tour. His work therafter continued to have strong Oriental influences. He is known for his richly coloured and highly decorative portraits and figure paintings.

Henry; George (1858-1943); Artist, RA, RSA

Name authority Item Type Metadata

Surname

Henry

Forename(s)

George

Birth Date

1858

Death Date

1943

Occupation

Artist

Biographical Text

George Henry was born in Irvine, North Ayrshire, and studied at Glasgow School of Art and later in Macgregor's studio, though he learned most from his nature studies at Kirkcudbright. His father's name was 'Hendry' and George dropped the 'd' from his surname as a young man. He was a prominent member of the Glasgow School, working alongside various members such as James Guthrie, Edward Walton, Joseph Crawhall and Arthur Melville. In 1893 he went to Japan with Edward Atkinson Hornel, another member of the Glasgow Boys, for an 18 month tour. His work therafter continued to have strong Oriental influences. He is known for his richly coloured and highly decorative portraits and figure paintings.

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“Henry; George (1858-1943); Artist, RA, RSA,” Heritage, accessed May 26, 2019, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/1206.