Art: Death of Henri

As it must to all men, Death came last week to Robert Henri (pronounced Hen-Rye), 64, outstanding U. S. artist, sick since last autumn in St. Luke's Hospital, Manhattan.

Robert Henri was not an elegant, sensational painter like the late John Singer Sargent, nor a trenchant controversialist like the late Joseph Pennell. Insurgent, he did not crusade. He taught instead. Born in Cincinnati of French-English-Irish descent, he studied at the Pennsylvania and Julien (Paris) Academies, at the Paris Beaux-Arts. French precision and orthodoxy never made him feel com fortable. Strolling the corridors...

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