Henry Cornelius Balink
(1882 - 1963)
Henry Cornelius Balink was active/lived in New Mexico, Illinois / Netherland. Henry Balink is known for portrait painting-often Indian, prints.
Biography Henry Cornelius Balink
The following biography is based on A Portrait of Native America: Indians and the Art of Henry C. Balink, 1882-1963, a biography-in-progress by curator Pieter Hovens.
Henry C. (Hendricus Cornelis) Balink was born on June 10, 1882 in Amsterdam. His talent and fondness for the arts was discovered in primary school. However, his father refused to let his son pursue an artist career, upon which junior ran away from home at the age of sixteen. Set on becoming an artist, he earned and saved the needed tuition fees by participating in bike racing and skating competitions in the Netherlands, and by working as a stuntman for an American film company. From 1909-1914 he studied at the Royal Academy of Art in Amsterdam with Derkinderen, D
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