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Robert Henri (AKA Robert Henry Cozad), American, (June 24, 1865–July 12, 1929)

Creation date: Summer 1914
Creation place: United States

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Type: Oil Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of Alice Klauber
Accession Number: 1942.72
State/Province: California
Dimensions: 25 in. x 20 in. (63.5 cm x 50.8 cm)


Robert Henri, New York, New York (1914 - 1914)

Alice Ellen Klauber, San Diego, California (1914 - May 6, 1942)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (May 6, 1942 - )

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Born Robert Henry Cozad in Cincinnati, Ohio, Robert Henri changed his name to avoid association with a family scandal. Over his career, through his teaching, Henri inspired a generation of artists. He taught informally at gatherings at his studio and also at a number of noted East Coast art institutions, among them the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and in New York City at the New York School of Art and the Art Students League. His lectures were published as a book, The Art Spirit, in 1923. The book offers a testament to Henri’s passion for art and reveals an earnest commitment to creating portraits of “real” people and environments. Henri rejected the notion that painting should be limited to landscapes of natural beauty and portraits to depictions of only the upper classes. Far from a society portrait full of glitz and glamour, Mukie shows a young girl without fanfare; it was painted during a year in which Henri spent time in San Diego.
Last Updated: 7/18/2014


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Art of the United States from the San Diego Museum of Art The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/6/2010 - 2/9/2011


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Mr. Reginald Poland. A Catalogue of European Paintings, 1300-1870 San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1947
Page Number: 11

Derrick R. Cartwright. Robert Henri's California. Realism, Race, and Region 1914-1925 Laguna Art Museum. China, 2014
Page Number: 56, Figure Number: 15

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