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Robert Henri Bio

Robert Henri (1865-1929) is considered one of America’s most influential artists and teachers. After studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia under Thomas Anschutz, Henri traveled to Paris in 1888 to study at the Académie Julian under William-Adolphe Bouguereau. He returned to the United States at the end of 1891, becoming an important figure in the Realist art scene in New York City. It is believed that Henri would go on to teach at least one thousand American art students, including Edward Hopper and George Bellows.