May 15, 2010

Robert Henri

6 x 8,
oil on canvas (after Henri's painting on the cover of  "The Art Spirit")

Robert (Cozad) Henri is one of my favorite painters of all time. Born in 1865, he painted and taught many subjects during his long career, but it is his portraits of children that really shine. I know of no other artist more adept at depicting the personality, character, and sense of wonder inherit in childhood.  I was especially drawn to the ruddy cheeks, curly locks and watery eyes in this one.
"What we need is more sense of the wonder of life,
 and less of the business of making a picture"
...Robert Henri


Anonymous said...

never heard of this artist before. i'll have to look him up.


Anonymous said...

p.s. i like the painting.

Gwen Bell said...

Beautiful, Faye! Love the colors and the way you have the values so firmly in place. Gorgeous eyes and style in general.

Marian Fortunati said...

I got to see one of his originals and the FADA show in LA a few years back.. It was so amazing!!

Love your version too!