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(b Cincinnati, 24 June 1865; d New York, 12 July 1929). American painter, teacher, and writer, a major figure in combating conservative attitudes in American art in the early 20th century. From 1886 to 1888 he trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, under Thomas Anshutz (1851–1912), who passed on the tradition of Thomas Eakins, an artist Henri came to admire deeply. In 1888–91 he lived in Paris, studying mainly at the Académie Julian.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)