Arts Everyday Living: Robert Henri, American Portraitist–A Star of the Ziegfield Follies

Robert Henri, Jessica Penn in Black with White Plumes, 1908, oil on canvas, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

American master Robert Henri (1865-1929) was the leader of The Eight, a group of New York artists known for their realism.  Henri was an especially accomplished portraitist; among his subjects was Jessica Penn, an actress and dancer with Ziegfield Follies.



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