(1837 - 1911)
Harry Fenn was active/lived in New Jersey, New York. Harry Fenn is known for book illustration, sea-landscape painting, engraving.
Biography Harry Fenn
An illustrator for William Cullen Bryant's book Picturesque America
and a painter associated with the Hudson River School of painting,
Harry Fenn was born in England. He trained as a wood engraver before
becoming a painter. One of his strengths was his ability to
capture highly detailed topographical scenes, and much of his work was
intended for reproduction.
He arrived in the United States in
the mid 1860s purportedly to see Niagara Falls. He stayed for six
years, went to Italy for art study, and then returned to illustrate his
first book, Snow Bound by John Greenleaf Whittier. A second book illustration followed, Ballads of New England.
These publications were the "first illust
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