(1837 - 1911)
Harry Fenn was active/lived in New Jersey, New York. Harry Fenn is known for book illustration, sea-landscape painting, engraving.
Harry Fenn was born in Surrey, England on Sept. 14, 1845. "Harry" Fenn was trained as a wood engraver before coming to the U.S. in 1864. After studying art in Italy, he was sought after as a book illustrator and traveled widely in Europe and the U.S. His watercolors of California are featured in Picturesque America (1872), Picturesque California (1888), and Century Magazine (1891). Fenn was a founder of the American WC Society, Society of Illustrators, and Salmagundi Club. He maintained a studio in NYC and a home in Montclair, NJ where he died on April 21, 1911.
Works Held: Oakland Museum; Orange Co. (CA) Museum; California Historical Society; Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley).
Note: From: Sue Rainey: "I have written the first study of Fenn's whole career, Creating a World on Paper: Harry Fenn's Career in Art,
published by the University of Massachusetts Press, 2013. The book won the Newman Award of the American Historical Print Collectors Society in 2014.
Fenn was born in 1837, not 1845.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Bénézit; Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters & Sculptors; NY Times, 4-23-1911 (obit).Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here