Henry Frederick Wentz
(1876 - 1965)
Henry Frederick Wentz was active/lived in Oregon. Henry Wentz is known for town-landscape, coastal views.
Biography Henry Frederick Wentz
The philosopher behind the Oregon regionalist movement, he encouraged local artists to depict the wonders of the Oregon landscape to achieve a unique expression. His own style was abstract and consciously naive and reflected his interest in both the natural and industrial aspects of the region.
He was born in The Dalles on the Columbia River in Oregon and grew up in Portland. He studied at the Art Students League in New York with Arthur Wesley Dow, who taught him to paint simplified forms and to fill the canvas beautifully.
From 1910 to 1914, he taught at the Museum Art School, now the Pacific Northwest College of Art, in Portland, Oregon. His beach cottage at Neahkahnie on the Oregon Coast was designed by A.E. Doyle in 1916 a
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