Henry James Soulen
(1888 - 1965)
Henry James Soulen was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Maine. Henry Soulen is known for illustrator, genre-exotic, interiors, teaching.
Henry James Soulen
Biography from the Archives of askART
An illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post, Henry Soulen began that career in May, 1912, having been a student of Howard Pyle. He also worked for other publications including Country Gentleman and Ladies Home Journal and earned a Peabody Award for his magazine cover designs.
Biography from Newman Galleries
He was known for his use of intense, brilliant color and at a time when many illustrations were in black and white, his usually appeared in color.
He was a thorough researcher and eventually collected a large and varied collection of costumes, weapons, and other objects that he used in his drawings.
At age 62, he became a college professor at the University of Maryland and taught the first illustration that art department offered.
During World War II, he gave free art lessons at the Valley Forge Military Hospital, a rehabilitation center for veterans.
Walt Reed, The Illustrator in America
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 12, 1888, Henry James Soulen was a
noted illustrator. He attended the Art Students League in Milwaukee, the
Art Institute of Chicago, and later studied under the celebrated
teacher, Howard Pyle, the founder of the Brandywine School. He also
studied with N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, and Jessie Wilcox Smith.
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Soulen's illustrations are distinguished by a rich, textural surface,
and a bold use of color. His work appeared regularly in The Saturday
Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal, and The Country Gentleman.
also the recipient of the Peabody Award for magazine cover design. The
artist made his home between Phoenixville, PA and Oceanville, ME, until
he died in 1965.
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