Henry Varnum Poor
(1887 - 1970)
Henry Varnum Poor was active/lived in New York, California. Henry Poor is known for figure, landscape, still life easel and mural painting.
Biography Henry Varnum Poor
Born Chapman, Sept. 30, 1887; died New York, NY, Dec. 8, 1970. Painter. Ceramist. Lithographer. Illustrator. Muralist. Teacher. After graduating from Stanford University, CA in 1910, Poor spent a year in Europe studying at the Slade Art School in London with Walter Sickert, and at the Academié Julian in Paris with John Paul Laurens in 1911.
From Paris he moved to Rome and was a resident artist at the American Academy. He returned to California and taught at Stanford from 1911-1914 and at the California School of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Art Association from 1915- 1918. During WWI he served as a camofleur in France and was transferred to the regular war art staff before the armistice was signed. Here he produced waterc
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.
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