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James Levin Henry, 1855-??

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1855
Place of Birth: London
Date of Death:
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Identity:

James Levin Henry was an artist.

Life:

Henry specialised in landscape painting. The Studio wrote in 1908 concerning his A West Coast Harbour and Breezy Lowlands that 'they are particularly remarkable for their power and interest, their sense of atmosphere and regard for beauty'.

Henry was active in exhibiting between 1877 and 1938, showing at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Grosvenor Gallery, Goupil Gallery, Fine Art Society, Dudley Gallery, New English Art Club and the Society of British Artists (the society that elected JW its President in 1886), as well as at the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, Leicester Gallery, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. He also exhibited with the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, of which JW became President in 1898. He was elected a member of the New English Art Club in 1887, the year before JW exhibited with the group. He was also a member of the Society of 25 Artists.

Henry was among those proposed invitees to a dinner organised by W. C. Symons to congratulate JW on becoming an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich, a dinner which was to be held at the Criterion in Piccadilly on 1 May 1889 (#00631).

Bibliography:

Studio, London, vol. 64, 1908; Wood, Christopher, Dictionary of Victorian Artists, Woodbridge, 1971; Johnson, J., and Anna Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; http://www.getty.edu/research (accessed 2003).