George Henry

1858 - 1943

Artist, noted particularly for his landscape paintings. Henry was born in Irvine (North Ayrshire) and trained at Glasgow School of Art. He took life classes with William MacGregor (1855 - 1923), one of the noted group of artists known as the 'Glasgow Boys', which also included likes of Edward Hornel (1864 - 1933), James Guthrie (1859 - 1930) and John Lavery (1856 - 1941). Henry himself later became a member of this group. He shared a studio with Hornel, and the pair travelled to Japan (1893) together. They also collaborated on work such as The Druids Bringing Home the Mistletoe (1890) and The Star in the East (1891), which are both now displayed in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

Henry's most noted work is perhaps the masterful Galloway Landscape (1889), other work included Girl Reading (1896), Pensive and La Japonaise, the latter owned by the University of Dundee.

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