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Henry Hensche





Henry Hensche


Self Portrait, oil on board, 12 x 16", Collection of Jim Lumley


Henry Hensche was born on February 20, 1901 in Chicago, and died December 10, 1992, in Gray, Louisiana. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Beaux Arts Institute of Design and the National Academy of Design in New York. He was an assistant to Charles Webster Hawthorne (founder of the Cape Cod School of Art) for three years.

Hensche was a member of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (he showed in annual exhibitions beginning in 1922), the Boston Guild of Artists and the Grand Central Gallery in New York City.

Hensche's awards include Pulitzer Traveling Scholarship in 1921 and the Hallgarten Prize in 1929, both at the National Academy of New York. He exhibited at the Pittsburgh International, National Academy of Design Annual, Chicago Art Institute Annual, the Philadelphia Annual and the Corcoran Biennial.


Hensche quotes from "Hensche on Painting: A Student's Notebook" by John W. Robichaux


Henry Hensche class 1949


Class photograph, Hensche and students, 1949
photographer unknown. PAAM Archives.






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