David Eugene Henry
David Eugene Henry is active/lives in New York, California / Italy. David Henry is known for easel and mural painting, architecture, teaching.
David Eugene Henry
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David Eugene Henry (American artist, born in 1946)
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Born in Rome, Georgia in 1946 David Henry studied architecture at Georgia Tech under the direction of P. M. Heffernan, who fashioned the architecture program after that of his alma mater, the Ecole des Beaux-arts in Paris. At Georgia Tech he studied with Julian Hoke Harris, a renowned sculptor, and painters John Hardy and George Beatty. While studying architecture he was included in the 24th Annual Southeastern Exhibition at the High Museum of Art.
After receiving his degree in architecture David enrolled in the Master of Visual Arts program at Georgia State University and in 1971 was awarded a scholarship to the Art Studies Abroad Program of the University Systems of Georgia. In Cortona, a hillside town in Tuscany, he set up a studio. Clement Greenburg, one of America’s foremost mid-century art critics, selected artwork from David’s Italian series for inclusion in a national exhibition of contemporary American art.
Other works from that series were exhibited at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and were chosen by the Georgia Council for the Arts to be purchased for the State of Georgia permanent art collection. In 1975 David accepted a position teaching in the art Department at Eckerd College and by the end of 1977 his credentials included dozens of group exhibitions, fifteen one-man shows and significant awards including three grants from the National Endowments for the Arts.
Around 1980 he set up his studio in New York City and did post-graduate studies at the Art Students’ League of New York and with notable American painter Philip Pearlstein. He now lives in Palm Springs, CA and his artwork is in the permanent collections of more than a dozen museums.
Rome, Georgia, USA - December 10, 1946
Bachelor of Architecture degree, Georgia Tech, 1969
Master of Visual Arts degree, Georgia State University, 1972
Art Students’ League of New York, post graduate study
3 Grants, National Endowment for the Arts, 1973, 1974, 1975
First Prize in Painting, Twenty-second Arts Festival of Atlanta
First Prize, Montgomery Museum of Art Annual Exhibition
Purchase Award, Mint Museum of Art Exhibition
First Prize, National Endowment for the Arts mural design competition
Allied Artists of America
American Artists’ Professional League
Teacher, Eckerd College, 1975-1976
Teacher, American College for the Applied Arts, 1996-1997
Teacher, American Intercontinental University, 1997-1998
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Georgia Museum of Art
Albany Museum of Art
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
Morris Museum of Art (Augusta)
Salmagundi Museum (NYC)
Huntsville Museum of Art
Michael C. Carlos Museum (Atlanta)
Marietta / Cobb Museum of Art
Louisiana State Museum
Edisto Island Museum (South Carolina)
Heard County Museum
Leslie-Lohman Museum (NYC)
Who’s Who in American Art, 21st Edition (2006) thru current edition
Creps, Bob, Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers
Submitted by the artist, 2017
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