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Robert Henri's book The Art Spirit inevitably makes it in any artist's top ten artbook recommendations.
As passionate students of Art, we know Robert Henri. His paintings make up an extraordinary body of work. He is considered the "father" of the Ashcan School - a loose alliance of artists whose approach to painting had more in common with journalism than stuffy, academic Traditionalism. Henri taught in many art schools. By some estimates, he taught more than a thousand students – including Edward Hopper and George Bellows. He was universally beloved as a teacher by his students. Today we continue to benefit from his teaching preserved in the pages of The Art Spirit.
We have one of Henri's students to thank for preserving Henri's teaching: Margery Ryerson. She compiled a collection of his lecture notes, letters, and commentary together into the inspirational book The Art Spirit. It continues to be a valuable source of instruction and inspiration nearly 100 years after it was first published in 1923. The original text entered the public domain in 2019. What a remarkable gift!
We all certainly know Robert Henri.
Or, do we?
Robert Henri Museum and Art Gallery https://www.roberthenrimuseum.org/
Robert Henri Museum YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcjVC7KzIBQWa4jeMHTaPpA
Nebraska Committee for the Humanities Betty McKeone | May 2, 1985 – The Rebirth of the Cozad Revelation and The History of the Hendee Hotel in Cozad, Nebraska https://2ba173f2-e500-4d32-bb26-643eaf56c0f3.filesusr.com/ugd/289a72_b5a0bd664c13485e911b93b93dfcedd8.pdf
Book: Son of the Gamblin' Man: The Youth of an Artisthttps://amzn.to/3cu9PBX (paid link)
The Story Catcher (PDF download): https://2ba173f2-e500-4d32-bb26-643eaf56c0f3.filesusr.com/ugd/289a72_b5a0bd664c13485e911b93b93dfcedd8.pdf
The Lexington Clipper-Herald
Print Olive: A man who lived by the gun, died by the gun, by Danny Gruber https://lexch.com/news/local/print-olive-a-man-who-lived-by-the-gun-died-by-the-gun/article_1250904d-d8ca-5720-86d3-53ab80d74908.html
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