(1916 - 1990)
Jon Henry was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New York, Florida. Jon Henry is known for painting, collage.
Photo by Carla Hotvedt for Cover of Scene magazine (The Gainesville Sun) Friday, September 25, 1987
Biography Jon Henry
Artist and professional illustrator, Jon Henry (1916-1990), was a native of Philadelphia and first-born son of immigrant parents from Ireland (his pop) and Germany (his mom). At the age of 5 he was placed in an orphanage to be raised after his mom died in childbirth and his father was unable to raise him and his infant brother. While Jon had a difficult time as a youngster, it did not diminish the creative spirit within him.
He attended the Philadelphia College of Industrial Arts and studied with Philadelphia artist, Abe Hankins. At 29, he moved to New York City with his wife, Gertrude and young daughter, Nancy. It was here that his second daughter, Susan, was born.
Jon was employed as a commercial arti
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